My brother was asking me for energy saving tips recently, and I helped him with his HVAC

He said he never would have thought to do something like that, and he was also surprised that the HVAC professionals didn’t tell him anything like that.

It was just last week when my brother came to me with an issue that he was having. He said that his energy bills were becoming more expensive and he figured he needed some energy saving tips. Well, I had plenty of energy saving tips for him, but I suspected there was something else going on at his place. I asked him if he was changing his air filters regularly and if he was getting HVAC system tune-ups. He said he did those things and he was still having this issue. His HVAC system was only 8 years old, but when I went to his home I was able to determine what was going on. Everything with his HVAC system seemed to be in working order except for his ductwork. The ductwork was actually kind of old but wasn’t in terrible shape. The thing is, there were numerous spots where there was HVAC treated air escaping. I told my brother that he needed to have a ductwork sealing and a ductwork cleaning would also help a lot. He said he never would have thought to do something like that, and he was also surprised that the HVAC professionals didn’t tell him anything like that. He ended up calling the HVAC company and they were happy to schedule an appointment for the ductwork sealing and ductwork cleaning. Now he has better air quality and much greater energy efficiency. He also is thankful for the energy saving tips I gave him like using LED light bulbs in his home. Now his energy bills are lower than ever before.

 

Heating system

The grass was greener at our neighbor’s house

Whenever I looked over at my neighbor’s house, it always seemed like the grass was greener.

I wondered how they kept all the weeds out of the lawn and then I went to talk to my neighbor about it one day.

The neighbor told me that he uses a fertilizer that has weed control and keeps his grass a lush green color. He said I could try it out on my lawn if I wanted. It worked really well and I was thankful to our neighbor. He and his wife ended up inviting us for dinner after that which I thought was too kind, but I couldn’t refuse. When we stepped into their home for the first time, I was stunned. It was not only decorated beautifully like they had an interior designer, but they had radiant heated floors and a fireplace in the living room! I didn’t even know they had a fireplace, but there it was. The radiant heated floors were amazing though and I couldn’t stop complimenting them on their heating system. I also had a lot of good things to say about the beef roast they had made, and we enjoyed some aged wine as well. I now feel the pressure to invite them over to have dinner at our house, but we don’t have a fancy HVAC or a stylish interior. Now I am thinking about upgrading our HVAC system before we choose to invite our neighbors over. I don’t think I can afford radiant heated floors, but I think a ductless mini split would be nice. I have looked into those and I know that they have built in air purification. I think the neighbors would be happy about that when they come over for dinner.

 

 

HVAC zone control

Gave my buddy some important tips with taking care of his HVAC in his new home

I also reminded him that he needed to get those HVAC tune-ups twice per year or he was going to have expensive repairs down the road

I was happy when a good friend of mine was able to purchase his first home. I had owned my home for a few years, so I had a good amount of experience. I told him that if he ever had any questions or needed help around his house, I would be happy to help. One thing that I offered as a tip right away though was to always make sure to change his air filters and get his HVAC tune-ups. He said he should be able to stay on top of everything. Well, he must have forgotten what I said about the HVAC tune-ups because he was never getting them. I don’t think he had an HVAC professional come out to look at his HVAC system even once when I spoke to him about how things were going being a homeowner. His air quality was bad in his house and I realized that he was probably not changing his air filters enough. I asked him if we could look at the air filter and he didn’t mind. I was surprised when the air filter didn’t seem to be that dirty, but it was one of those cheaper fiberglass air filters that hardly filter anything. I looked in his HVAC vents and saw that it was clogged up really bad. I realized it was mainly his ductwork system that was the problem. I also reminded him that he needed to get those HVAC tune-ups twice per year or he was going to have expensive repairs down the road. He ended up getting better air filters and had his ductwork cleaned. He also enrolled in an HVAC service plan which is something that I never thought to do. That was a smart move on his behalf, and I think I’m going to do the same thing.

 

hydronic heating

I finally learned why the air quality was bad in my home

I felt foolish for thinking I needed a new HVAC system to improve the air quality in my home

When I was experiencing terrible air quality in my home, I considered buying a whole new HVAC system. The thing is, I didn’t know what the problem was in my home, I just assumed there was something wrong with my HVAC system. When I had a friend over and I was talking about this issue, he laughed at me when I said I wanted to get a new HVAC system. He said there was probably nothing wrong with it and he checked everything out. When he pulled out the air filter, he said that was definitely the biggest contributor to my poor air quality. He said that the air filter was really cheap and dirty. He said he could tell I hadn’t changed the air filter in at least 5 months. He was right, it was about that long and I thought I got a pretty good deal on those air filters. He said I needed to go for an air filter with a high MERV rating or even go for the fancy HEPA filters. I thought the HEPA filters were too expensive, but he convinced me to try them out. I was quite impressed with how quickly the air quality improved in my home. I felt foolish for thinking I needed a new HVAC system to improve the air quality in my home. I suppose it would become very costly very fast if I kept having to get an HVAC system upgrade everytime I had a problem with the air quality in my home. I instead was able to learn that regular air filter changes and investing in air purification is the way to go.

 

Cooling equipment

How do you stop smoking?

I had a friend of mine ask me how to stop smoking.

I thought she was talking about her use of cigarettes.

I told her she should quit slowly unless she wanted to end up going through withdrawal. She looked at me like I had three heads, and I stared right back. I felt defensive, and I rudely told her that if she didn’t want the answer, she shouldn’t have asked the question. Then my friend laughed and told me she had quit smoking cigarettes over a year ago, and I hadn’t even noticed. She was asking how to stop the fireplace from smoking. Every time she lit a fire in the hearth, she had nearly as much smoke coming into the house as was going up the chimney. I told her that she probably had a clogged chimney or a broken flue. She wanted to know if I should call a chimney sweep or the HVAC company. I wasn’t sure if they had a department in the HVAC company that dealt with fireplaces. I thought her best bet would be to call someone who dealt strictly with fireplaces. I knew that gas fireplaces were often sold through the HVAC company, but not actual brick and hearth fireplaces. She called the local fireplace company and asked them to come out and look at the fireplace. It took a couple of days for the inspection to be done. She ended up needing a new flue and a new chimney, which made it too expensive to repair. She had the chimney cemented shut and put an electric fireplace insert into the hearth.

oil furnace

Do they have recalls on HVAC equipment?

Every time I turn around, something I own goes on a recall list. A couple months ago, I got a notification from the manufacturer of my car. They told me to take my car to the nearest dealer and take this letter with them. They had a problem with the brakes failing. Then we got a notification from the manufacturer of my husband’s car. There was a problem with the steering suddenly failing, and the car would jerk into oncoming traffic. Neither of these problems were less than panicky for us. We rushed to a car dealership, hoping to have it fixed, but we had to make an appointment. Last week, we had a letter arrive from the manufacturer of our refrigerator. There was a problem with the ice maker and we had to make an appointment with the local repair company, and the manufacturer would pay for the repair. I have to admit that I am even more worried now since we just bought a new HVAC system. I am afraid that there will be some kind of recall on the HVAC equipment that will come too late. I would hate to find out that I have a problem with my furnace, after it has broken down, and I had to pay for an expensive repair. What would be even worse is if I had my furnace break down, find out that there was a recall, and end up waiting, in the middle of winter, to have a part replaced? As long as I had to wait for the repairs on the cars and refrigerator, I don’t know if I could go through the same thing with my HVAC equipment.

 

Air conditioner service

Their 1-800 number went nowhere.

I was looking for someone to clean my ductwork.

I didn’t know who I should call, so I went into the yellow pages. I thought I should call the HVAC company, but that made no sense to me. What would the HVAC company have to do with my ductwork? I thought about ductwork like I would think about plumbing. Then another thought came to mind. Maybe ductwork was like a chimney since it carried the heat through the house. It made more sense to me that I should call a chimney cleaning service. I found the number for a chimney cleaning service. When they finally called me back, they said they had nothing to do with ductwork, and I needed to call the HVAC company. They gave me a 1-800 number to call for the HVAC company. I called the number they gave me, but it didn’t go anywhere. I tried that 1-800 number three times; thinking I had dialed wrong. The one time I got an answer, they started talking about dating lines, and I hung up. This time, I knew I had gotten the wrong number. I decided to just look online and find a local HVAC company. When I got through to our local HVAC company, I quickly told them I needed someone to clean my ductwork, and if they were the right people to call? The young man laughed and told me I had definitely called the right company for ductwork cleaning. I really liked the young man’s voice, and I hoped he would be the one who came to my house to clean the ductwork.

Cooling install

No added fillers?

Being a writer, I pick up on the minor mistakes that other people make in their writing.

I know it’s silly, but I feel if people are going to do something professionally, as in an advertisement, they should make sure they have the proper wording in the ad..

For instance, I came across an advertisement in the newspaper. They were boasting about their new HVAC equipment. The ad stated I could now view the new ductless HVAC system in their new showroom. I had been thinking of having a ductless HVAC system installed. Their description of the HVAC system was quite impressive until I got to the bottom. The statement ‘no added fillers’, had me scratching my head. I did not know what they were talking about. I read through the entire ad again, wondering if I had missed something. I showed the ad to my husband, and he laughed so hard that he had stomach cramps. He said he thought they meant there were no air filters to change. My husband had done a lot of research on ductless HVAC systems. He said there were no air filters, or needed to have the HVAC company do an inspection. He said he would feel better having the ductless HVAC professionally cleaned once a year. He said that if there were no added fillers, he wanted to know what kind of filler other ductless HVAC systems might have. We went to the showroom to see what the ductless HVAC system looked like and find out more information. He wanted all the information he could get before having the system installed.

 

Mini split air conditioner

My sibling was asking myself and others for energy saving tips recently, plus I helped him with his Heating plus Air Conditioning

It was just Last weekwhen my sibling came to myself and others with an issue that he was having.

He said that his utility bills were becoming more high-priced plus he figured he needed some energy saving tips.

Well, I had plenty of energy saving tips for him, but I suspected there was something else going on at his location. I asked him if he was decreasing his air filters always plus if he was getting Heating plus Air Conditioning system tune-ups. He said he did those things plus he was still having this issue. His Heating plus Air Conditioning system was only 8 years old, however when I went to his current home I was able to determine what was going on, and everything with his Heating plus Air Conditioning system seemed to be in working order except for his HVAC duct. The HVAC duct was legitimately kind of old however wasn’t in terrible shape. The thing is, there were several spots where there was Heating plus Air Conditioning treated air escaping. I told my sibling that he needed to have a HVAC duct sealing plus a HVAC duct cleaning would also help a lot. He said he never would have thought to do something like that, plus he was also surprised that the Heating plus Air Conditioning professionals didn’t tell him anything like that. He ended up calling the Heating plus Air Conditioning company plus they were excited to schedule an appointment for the HVAC duct sealing plus HVAC duct cleaning. Now he has better air quality plus much greater energy efficiency. He also is thankful for the energy saving tips I offered him like using LED light bulbs in his home. Now his utility bills are lower than ever before.

Heater maintenance

Gave my neighbor some important tips with taking care of his Heating plus Air Conditioning in his current home

I was excited when a good neighbor of mine was able to purchase his first home.

I had owned my current home for a few years, so I had a good amount of experience.

I told him that if he ever had any questions or needed help around his house, I would be excited to help, but one thing that I offered as a tip instantly though was to always make sure to change his air filters plus get his Heating plus Air Conditioning tune-ups. He said he should be able to stay on top of everything. Well, he must have forgotten what I said about the Heating plus Air Conditioning tune-ups because he was never getting them. I don’t think he had an Heating plus Air Conditioning professional come out to look at his Heating plus Air Conditioning system even once when I spoke to him about how things were going being a homeowner. His air quality was bad in his condo plus I realized that he was honestly not decreasing his air filters enough. I asked him if the people I was with and I could look at the air filter plus he didn’t mind. I was surprised when the air filter didn’t seem to be that dirty, however it was one of those cheaper fiberglass air filters that hardly filter anything. I looked in his Heating plus Air Conditioning vents plus saw that it was jammed up entirely bad. I realized it was mainly his HVAC duct system that was the problem. I also reminded him that he needed to get those Heating plus Air Conditioning tune-ups twice per year or he was going to have high-priced repairs down the road. He ended up getting better air filters plus had his HVAC duct cleaned. He also enrolled in an Heating plus Air Conditioning repair method which is something that I never thought to do. That was a smart transport on his behalf, plus I think I’m going to do the same thing.

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