What the heck happened here

Last summer, I needed a cooling system repair, which of course, turned into a total nightmare.  When I first started up the central cooling method at the end of May, it wasn’t acting right. The air smelled sort of musty, plus the cooling unit was honestly struggling to meet the demand of the workload.  Since I didn’t want to end up stuck without air conditioning, I right away contacted the only Heating plus Air Conditioning supplier in my immediate area to address the potential problems. Due to the busy time of year in the HVAC business, I’d need to wait nearly two weeks for a repair appointment.  I didn’t want to pay extra to hire a Heating plus Air Conditioning supplier outside of my repair area, so I agreed to waiting two weeks. During that time, the weather warmed up considerably. With temperatures in the upper eighties plus high humidity, I needed to run the cooling system. I kept the control unit set as high as my family could tolerate plus crossed my fingers.  The cooling system ran for harshly long cycles plus the operational sounds grew gradually louder. By the time the Heating plus Air Conditioning serviceman could make it to our home, the cooling system was screeching, rattling plus putting out genuinely little air. I was not cheerful when the Heating plus Air Conditioning supplier failed to show up. I took the day off from work, waited for minutes, plus finally called the supplier.  They provided a whole bunch of excuses, but it was quite apparent they simply forgot about me. To make up for the fact that they did not arrive for the original appointment, an HVAC serviceman was at my door first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, she then tracked dirt through my house, left debris everywhere, and was not even able to make the repair until additional parts were ordered. We were left without air conditioning for nearly a week.  

Moving north for work

I grew up down south, in an area with undoubtedly hot as well as humid weather.  We depended on the air conditioning unit and dehumidifiers all year round. I paid enormous electric bills, as well as dealt with issues from mildew, mold as well as bacterial growth.  I spent a lot of money on sunblock, sunglasses as well as swimsuits, but most often hid inside my apartment. The heat was simply intolerable. When I moved north, because of my job, I was excited for the change of scenery as well as weather conditions.  I imagined myself participating in all sorts of outdoor activities. I planned to buy a snowmobile, learn to ski as well as take up ice skating. When I moved into my current house in the fall, the weather was simply breathtaking. I loved the colorful foliage and cool breeze in the air. I bought myself a few jackets as well as turned up the thermostat.  However, when the winter weather rolled in, I was not ready for it! The temperature dropped down to twelve below zero, with a vicious windchill, and nearly a foot of snow built up on the ground. I invested a small fortune into a heavy Winter time coats, waterproof boots, jackets, knitted hats as well as gloves. I realized that there is no amount of clothing to combat such extreme cold.  I also bought a snow shovel as well as ice scraper. It took me about an hour just to dig out my car and get going for the day! I only left my house when actually necessary. I preferred to bundle up, as well as stay close to the furnace. I kept raising the setting on the thermostat until the heating plan simply blasted at maximum capacity all the time. My heating bills were so high-priced that I couldn’t afford to stay there.  I finally put in a transfer request at work as well as managed to transfer a bit further south to take advantage of some milder weather.

indoor air quality 

I got the cheapest air conditioner

This was the year of my parents 50th anniversary – we decided we would celebrate in a big way for it too! We all came together – my siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles – to throw the largest family gathering ever! My parents are quite humble folks, great Christians who feel that giving is a virtuous thing to do, and that greed is to be eschewed. They have never had any sort of get-together, especially something this big, dedicated to them. I knew it would make them uncomfortable for sure, however we had all vowed to make it a night to remember for them. The preparations had started weeks ahead of time, however finally the night had arrived, which is of course when the central AC decided it was going to crash and burn. The most inopportune time possible, honestly, and the cooling system was totally dead! My sisters and I put our heads together and tried to figure out the best way to create a cool air flow happen as soon as possible, because getting the AC fixed by a technician a day from then wouldn’t have done us any good. Instead I jumped into the car and drove to the closest superstore where I found the smallest, cheapest air conditioning unit they had. I didn’t need it to cool off the whole house, just the room we were occupying, and all it needed to do was last the next few hours! Fixing the central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system was a problem for another afternoon, tonight I just wanted to save the the 50th anniversary family gathering.

The ideal speed

Oh my goodness, time sure does fly when you have no time to spare. I am sure that’s not just the case for me. I know I have many friends, family, and coworkers who would wholeheartedly agree with me. All of the days just melt away while we are all toiling and trudging through our lives at home and at work. I feel like the days go by even faster when all of your spare moments go toward trying to accomplish some extra tasks. That has been how it is for me this past year. I have been working diligently toward redoing my home’s HVAC system. The most important thing to keep in mind when making improvements to the heating and cooling is the equipment itself. A beautiful home wouldn’t really even matter if the air quality inside wasn’t up to par. Replacing the heating system was simple enough because I wanted to keep the boiler.  I also decided to install radiant heated floors for an additional level of heat and comfort. I was very excited to get to work on the air conditioning equipment. I really wanted to keep the forced air system that I had, but with a few add-ons. I wanted to get duct booster fans lined up with the air ducts throughout the house. The fans would greatly help out the air flow from the central A/C system through the ductwork and out through vents around the home. I also think I will be starting to purchase HEPA air filters from now on to further improve the air quality. The filters plus the fans will ensure that I have a great system going.

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Cleaning the water

I have had all sorts of troubles with the drains in my home. The water would drain so slowly that it left behind a disgusting residue of soap scum. Occasionally the drains would completely clog, and I’d be stuck with standing water. Every drain in the home was an aggravation. I have constantly been careful not to put any grease or solids down the living room sink. I use a strainer in the tub and lavatory sink drains to catch hair. I had no method why the drains weren’t operating properly. I kept a plunger handy, and frequently was forced to attack the several drains. I tried natural remedies, such as peroxide and baking coffee to try and clear the drains. I’ve tried chemical drain cleaners without any success at all. I was particularly reluctant to hire a licensed plumber because of the cost. I eventually got tired of dealing with the problem and scheduled a repair. I expected the plumber to cause a giant mess in my home, charge myself and others a fortune and not really solve anything. Instead, he utilized something called a video drain line camera which provided an accurate image of the inside of my pipes. It was particularly clear that tree roots had invaded the lines, causing a blockage and restricting drainage, because the camera sent back a signal, the plumber was able to pinpoint the location of the problem. There was particularly little disruption to my lawn and the drainage pipe was repaired within a matter of minutes. The service was not overly lavish, however now, my drains operated perfectly.

heating unit 

I needed to be careful

I have had all sorts of problems with the drains in my home. The water would drain so slowly that it left behind a disgusting residue of soap scum, however sometimes the drains would completely clog, and I’d be stuck with kneeling water, however every drain in the house was an aggravation. I have always been careful not to put any grease or solids down the home office sink. I use a strainer in the tub and lavatory sink drains to catch hair. I had no system why the drains weren’t operating respectfully. I kept a plunger handy, and frequently was forced to attack the several drains. I tried natural remedies, such as peroxide and baking root beer to try and clear the drains. I’ve tried chemical drain cleaners without any success at all. I was really reluctant to hire a licensed plumber because of the cost. I eventually got  fatigued of dealing with the problem and tied up a repair. I expected the plumber to cause a giant mess in my home, charge myself and others a fortune and not entirely solve anything. Instead, he utilized something called a video drain line camera which provided an accurate image of the inside of my pipes. It was really clear that tree roots had invaded the lines, causing a blockage and restricting drainage. Because the camera sent back a signal, the plumber was able to pinpoint the location of the problem. There was really little disruption to my shrubbery and the drainage pipe was repaired within a matter of minutes. The service was not overly luxurious, however now, my drains operated perfectly.

leak detection 

That left us waiting for more

I have had all sorts of complications with the drains in my home. The water would drain so slowly that it left behind a disgusting residue of soap scum; Sometimes the drains would completely clog, plus I’d be stuck with resting water. Every drain in the lake house was an aggravation. I have constantly been careful not to put any grease or solids down the living room sink. I use a strainer in the tub plus lavatory sink drains to catch hair. I had no idea why the drains weren’t operating properly. I kept a plunger handy, plus frequently was forced to attack the various drains. I tried natural remedies, such as peroxide plus baking coffee to try plus clear the drains. I’ve tried chemical drain cleaners without any success at all. I was actually reluctant to hire a licensed plumber because of the cost. I eventually got tired of dealing with the concern plus busy a repair. I expected the plumber to cause a giant mess in my home, charge myself and others a fortune plus not actually solve anything. Instead, he utilized something called a video drain line camera which provided an accurate image of the inside of my pipes. It was actually clear that tree roots had invaded the lines, causing a blockage plus restricting drainage, because the camera sent back a signal, the plumber was able to pinpoint the location of the problem. There was actually little disruption to my turf plus the drainage pipe was repaired within a matter of hours. The repair was not overly extravagant. Now, my drains operated perfectly.

plumbing equipment 

I solved the problem

I have had all sorts of problems with the drains in my home. The water would drain so slowly that it left behind a disgusting residue of soap scum, then sometimes the drains would completely clog, and I’d be stuck with standing water, and every drain in the house was an aggravation. I have constantly been careful not to put any grease or solids down the living room sink. I use a strainer in the tub and powder room sink drains to catch hair. I had no system why the drains weren’t operating respectfully. I kept a plunger handy, and frequently was forced to attack the more than 2 drains. I tried natural remedies, such as peroxide and baking root beer to try and clear the drains. I’ve tried chemical drain cleaners without any success at all. I was very reluctant to hire a licensed plumber because of the cost. I eventually got   weary of dealing with the complication and stressed a repair. I expected the plumber to cause a large mess in my home, charge myself and others a fortune and not legitimately solve anything. Instead, she utilized something called a video drain line camera which provided an accurate image of the inside of my pipes. It was very clear that tree roots had invaded the lines, causing a blockage and restricting drainage. Because the camera sent back a signal, the plumber was able to pinpoint the location of the problem. There was very little disruption to my turf and the drainage pipe was repaired within a matter of hours. The repair was not overly costly, then now, my drains operated perfectly.

drain 

Plumbing issues

I have had all sorts of problems with the drains in my home. The water would drain so slowly that it left behind a disgusting residue of soap scum. Sometimes the drains would completely clog, and I’d be stuck with standing water. Every drain in the house was an aggravation. I have always been careful not to put any grease or solids down the kitchen sink. I use a strainer in the tub and bathroom sink drains to catch hair. I had no idea why the drains weren’t operating properly. I kept a plunger handy, and frequently was forced to attack the various drains. I tried natural remedies, such as peroxide and baking soda to try and clear the drains. I’ve tried chemical drain cleaners without any success at all. I was very reluctant to hire a licensed plumber because of the cost. I eventually got tired of dealing with the problem and scheduled a repair. I expected the plumber to cause a giant mess in my home, charge me a fortune and not really solve anything. Instead, he utilized something called a video drain line camera which provided an accurate image of the inside of my pipes. It was very clear that tree roots had invaded the lines, causing a blockage and restricting drainage. Because the camera sent back a signal, the plumber was able to pinpoint the location of the problem. There was very little disruption to my lawn and the drainage pipe was repaired within a matter of hours. The service was not overly expensive. Now, my drains operated perfectly.

plumbing system 

This gas system is amazing

I task for a construction supply corporation, and I have to drive their van which delivers all kinds of tools to the workers who are on place and need extra ones. It was a truly cold day this last Wintertime when I had to make a rather large delivery, and just our luck, the heating method in the van went down! I could not know I had to do all these deliveries without working heating in the van! I had a method though, I stopped back at our beach house where I had a gas space heater, so I picked it up and threw the gas space furnace in the back of the van. I then cracked the window open so it could breath and safely deliver myself and others heating. I could not know it, however it worked! That space furnace of mine was actually working to hot up the delivery van on this cold Wintertime day, while I drove around the city making stops at all these construction sites! It was truly nice I thought about that space furnace at our house… Otherwise, this could have been a truly terrible day all together, and at that point, I really would have got really sick without heating going on in the van! The space furnace truly saved our life as far as I am nervous! I can not live without heating in the Wintertime time weeks of the year, the same way I can not live without a/c in the warm season time weeks of the year. I am thankful that they actually fixed the heating in the van as well once I reported it to the bosses.

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