When it is and is not a good time to visit the zoo

We have a really nice local zoo.

We have such a large and varied selection of animals and I can tell that the zoo is committed to both teaching, and conservation, and the rehabilitation of many of the animals that come through their gates.

The zoo is so nice and it’s such an awesome experience exploring it. I tend to be the kind of person that lingers at a habitat, just admiring all the awesome creatures. I have learned one thing about visiting the zoo though. The temperature and weather matters a lot. In the summertime you’re going to want to be hopping from climate controlled space to climate controlled space. It can get pretty hot and humid in this climate, and I’m glad that there are few buildings in which air conditioning is plentiful. There are a few restaurants, and as far as exhibits go, the reptile house has some great A/C too! You also have to keep in mind that many of the animals have their own climate-controlled spaces that they can retreat to during the hotter parts of the day. You may not see as many animals when it’s really hot outside. You can have the same problem in the winter time, except it’s because of the cold. Animals love central heating just as much as we do! Thus, it is often either the spring or the fall time that is the best time to visit the zoo. This is when neither you nor the animals will need near as much climate control the cool down or warm up.

 

 

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I really enjoy my local Museum

One of the local museums in my city is one of my all-time favorite places to relax and enjoy some amazing sculptures and paintings.

  • Sometimes, I will pay the admittance fee for the sake of having a quiet and beautiful environment to relax in for the afternoon.

I’m one of those people that could totally lose themselves in a painting. I like to analyze a painting as much as I can before reading the description to see if I managed to get the gist of what the artist’s inspiration was. Another thing I appreciate about this museum is how comfortable it is concerning the climate control. I have visited pretty much every month of the year in all sorts of weather, and I can say that it has always been comfortable. I suppose that’s just as much for their benefit of the visitors as it is for the paintings themselves. The works of art benefit from the perfect temperature and humidity levels just as sure as I do. It really contributes to how relaxing the whole experience is. It’s good to have my own climate control unit within my home but I never seen to be able to get quite as comfortable as it is in the museum. I guess they have special climate control units and or humidifiers or dehumidifier systems, and maybe even air purification systems that all work together to create such a comfortable experience. Maybe I will ask a museum employee one of these days what kind of climate control they use, although I’m not sure he would know!

 

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Grey, wet, and cold days

I’m really starting to miss the sunshine.

It’s been overcast and cold and occasionally rainy throughout the past couple weeks it seems.

It is winter time and that’s when we typically get this kind of weather, but it’s no less depressing. Especially as I’m sitting in my office throughout the day under the fluorescent lighting and the inadequate heat. I’m quite grateful that I can return to my home after work and crank up my own furnace to keep me warm. I still miss the sunshine though. I swear it gives me energy and life! This weekend, the weather was so dreary once more, so I didn’t feel like doing anything. The furnace felt good as ever but I wanted to do something a little extra. I lit a fire in the fireplace along with some candles. Maybe I could create some warmth and light and cheer within my own home despite the weather. I brewed up my favorite kind of tea and set on the couch to catch up on a favorite book series. The combination of the furnace air along with the warmth of the fire made it absolutely delightful feeling in my living room, despite the fact that it was in the thirties outside with freezing rain. I guess I had managed to create a happy environment after all. I honestly don’t know what I would do without a good furnace unit. Days and weeks such as the ones I just described, would be unbearable for me if I couldn’t even be warm and comfortable as I waited for the sun to return!

 

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I'm a bit strange when it comes to how I enjoy different temperatures

It’s a hotel room and I’m not paying for the energy bill after all! I will shamelessly set the thermostat on the air-conditioning unit to as low as 69 degrees and just bask in the coolness

I’m kind of weird when it comes to temperature preferences. I actually don’t mind the heat sometimes, even if it’s somewhat extreme. However, I like the cold too, especially when it’s time to go to bed! That’s why summer vacations on the beach in subtropical climates are for me! I love soaking up the rays of the sun during the day and enjoying the sand & surf. However, I always make sure that I never overdo it. Before the heat manages to get oppressive, I’m back in my vehicle and blasting the air conditioner. Then I head back to my hotel room in the late afternoon or early evening after grabbing a bite to eat in a nice, cool air conditioned restaurant. That’s when I go from soaking up the warmth, to enjoying the coolness of a good quality air conditioner! I like to take a nice, hot and steamy shower and then set the thermostat really low. It’s a hotel room and I’m not paying for the energy bill after all! I will shamelessly set the thermostat on the air-conditioning unit to as low as 69 degrees and just bask in the coolness. It may get pretty chilly to the point where I’ll get extra blankets and curl up under them, but that’s just the way I like it. I guess enjoying different extremes of temperature and humidity levels is part of me really enjoying my vacation, now that I think of it. I dream of such vacations when I’m sitting in my office at my desk, wishing I had control of the thermostat or that I could go outside somewhere where the sun is shining!

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Preparing your HVAC system for a hurricane

I live in an area of the country that has really terrible storms for about six months out of the year.

Normally, during these storms most people will lose power to their homes and don’t have a way to get food or water.

In order to not panic during this crazy time you have to prepare you home for the impending weather. Normally before the start of hurricane season, most people have a check list of all the things they need to have done completed. I know that my family always has extra batteries, water, canned food and flashlights on hand just in case. One thing that is also really important to do is have your HVAC system inspected by a local HVAC company. During hurricane season it is normally really hot outside and you don’t want to be without the air conditioning. I always make sure that I have the HVAC tech that is looking at my HVAC unit connect the HVAC unit to our generator just in case we lose power. I don’t want my family to have to suffer without the air conditioning for longer than we would have to. I make sure that we also have battery operated fans in the house just for a back up. I really like to make sure that my family has everything in order just to prepare for the worst. You know what is going to happen. However, if you are going to just do one thing to prepare, I recommend that you get your HVAC system inspected by a HVAC professional.

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Space heater safety

I live in an area of the country that has very extreme winter weather.

I didn’t grow up in a climate like this so it has been quite an adjustment for me.

My husband got a job up north about five years ago, so we have been here ever since. I never saw myself living in a place that gets up to ten inches of snow in the winter, but the job was too good to pass up. Since we moved up here, I have been trying to figure out the most cost effective way to warm up our home. We don’t have a fireplace, so that is out of the question. So I think our next best option is to get a couple of space heaters and put them in the rooms that we use the most. If we turned on the heating system every time it go cold, the electric bill would be through the roof. I really don’t want to have to turn on the heating system that often because of how much it costs to heat your home up here. I am not used to having to turn on the heating system at all since I did not grow up in this climate. However, I am trying to adjust to it without complaining too much to my husband. I bought a couple of space heaters last week and I am going to see how well they heat my home. I also need to do some research on space heater safety because I know that this heating system can be very dangerous if you aren’t careful.
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Signs I need to upgrade my HVAC system

My husband and I have been going through some financial problems lately.

He just got laid off from work and he hasn’t been able to find a new job yet. I don’t make a lot of money either because I stay home with the kids most days. On the days that I am not home with the kids, I work as a waitress at a local seafood restaurant. I don’t make a ton of money, but it still helps house with the bills. For the past couple of weeks since my husband lost his job, we have started to notice small signs that our HVAC system isn’t working the way it should. However, we have been ignoring all these signs because we don’t have the money to pay for an HVAC company to come out to the house and look at our HVAC system. I know that we really need to have an HVAC company come out to the house because our HVAC system has been making terrible noises every time we turn on the air conditioner. It is the middle of the summer so we need to have the air conditioner turned on as often as possible. However, the noise our HVAC system is making is almost unbearable. I think I might call a local HVAC company next week just to see how much it would cost to have them come out and service our HVAC system. I really don’t think I can deal with this noise for too much longer.

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Planning budget for HVAC project

My wife and I have been living in the same house for about ten years now.

We really don’t want to move because we have already put in so much work into remodeling the house already.

However, there are still things that need to be done around the house if we want to sell it one day and actually make a profit. We knew moving in that we would have to do work around the house. However, we didn’t know how long all that work would actually take or how expensive it would be. So, we did all the home improvement projects pretty slowly so that we didn’t break the bank. The next thing on our list is to have the HVAC system upgraded. We have known that having the HVAC system upgraded would be one of the more expensive projects, so we saved it for last. We wanted to make sure that we had a budget in place before we began the HVAC upgrade. My wife made us a planning budget so that we could save up the right amount of money for the HVAC upgrade. Now, that we have the right amount of money saved we are going to start calling local HVAC companies for quotes. We called a couple of HVAC companies while we were planning the budget, but now we need real numbers so we can get started on this new project. It’s so important to make sure that you plan properly for home improvement projects!

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Grey and we conditions

I’m easily starting to miss the sunshine.

It’s been overcast and cold and occasionally rainy throughout the past couple weeks it seems. It is Winter time time and that has when the two of us correctly get this kind of weather, however it’s no less depressing. Especially as I am resting in our office throughout the day under the fluorescent lighting and the insufficient heat. I am quite grateful that I can return to our beach house after toil and crank up our own oil furnace to keep me warm. I still miss the sunlight though. I swear it gives me energy and life! This weekend, the weather was so dreary once more, so I didn’t think love doing anything. The oil furnace felt great as ever however I wanted to do something a little extra. I lit a fire in the fireplace along with some candles, but maybe I could create some warmth and light and cheer within our own beach house despite the weather. I brewed up our number one kind of Tim Hortons Coffee and set on the couch to catch up on a number one book series. The combination of the oil furnace air along with the warmth of the fire made it legitimately delightful feeling in our bedroom, despite the fact that it was in the thirties outside with freezing rain. I suppose I had managed to create a cheerful environment after all. I easily do not think what I would do without a great oil furnace unit, however days and weeks such as the 1s I just described, would be unbearable for me if I couldn’t even bewarmand comfortable as I waited for the sunlight to return!

 

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Our Museum

One of the local museums in our neighborhood is 1 of our all-time favorite sites to relax plus care about some amazing sculptures plus paintings… Occasionally, I will pay the admittance fee for the sake of having a quiet plus lovely environment to relax in for the day. I’m 1 of those people that could totally lose themselves in a painting. I care about to analyze a painting as much as I can before studying the description to see if I managed to get the gist of what the artist’s inspiration was, however another thing I care about about this museum is how comfortable it is concerning the weather conditions control. I have visited pretty much every week of the year in all sorts of weather, plus I can say that it has typically been comfortable. I know that is just as much for their benefit of the visitors as it is for the paintings themselves. The works of art benefit from the perfect temperature plus humidity levels just as sure as I do. It really contributes to how enjoyable the whole experience is. It’s fantastic to have our own weather conditions control unit within our beach house but I never seen to be able to get quite as comfortable as it is in the museum. I know they have special weather conditions control units plus or humidifiers or dehumidifier systems, plus maybe even air purification systems that all work together to create such a comfortable experience. Maybe I will ask a museum employee 1 of these days what kind of weather conditions control they use, although I’m not sure he would know!
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