It would have been easy to sell our residence if we upgraded the HVAC

But, being a relatively stubborn person, I wanted to see what the outcome was for myself

I have to have respect for how the universe has a way of kicking me in the backside for a bit of a perspective correction every so often. This week, I got one of those swift kicks over a Heating and Air Conditioning machine issue. It’s not as though I am some stereotypical male jerk or anything. Although it honestly can seem that way when someone is attempting to convince me of something that I feel is not true. Every one of us has been trying to get our residence in shape to put on the market. But, we haven’t undoubtedly been all that dire about it either. Having purchased and sold various residences over all these years, we were pretty confident that we knew what we were doing. This residence is close to 25 years old. Every one of us knew there would be some investment to work on the family room and some other things. However, the Heating and Air Conditioning machine I expected would get by. Every one of us replaced the Heating and Air Conditioning machine almost 15 years ago but it was state of the art and we committed to service on it all the time. It ran essentially like a champ. But, as soon as the first realtor came to our residence to list it, the Heating and Air Conditioning machine was one of the first things on the list to go. I genuinely pushed back on that for sure. I thought, worst case scenario, I could negotiate the price if a seller genuinely pushed the Heating and Air Conditioning machine complication. The realtor pushed back and told myself and others that I would for sure lose money on that particular deal. But, being a relatively stubborn person, I wanted to see what the outcome was for myself. Well, the realtor was genuinely correct. There were numerous patrons who easily passed because of the Heating and Air Conditioning machine. And, the only offer we got was contingent on us taking many thousands of dollars off the sale price due to the Heating and Air Conditioning machine.

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Hard to sell our home because we didn’t upgrade the HVAC

I absolutely love how the universe has a way of kicking me in the backside for a bit of a perspective correction every once in awhile.

This week, I got one of those swift kicks over a Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment issue.

It’s not as though I am some type of jerk. Although it can seem that way when someone is attempting to convince me of something that I just don’t really believe to be true. We have been trying to get our property in shape to put on the market. But, the two of us haven’t absolutely been all that extreme about it either. Having purchased plus sold various properties over all these years, the two of us were entirely confident that the two of us knew what the two of us were doing. This property is nearly 25 years old. We knew there would be some investment to upgrade the kitchen plus some other minor work. However, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment I thought would get by. We upgraded the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment just about 15 years ago but it was state of the art plus the two of us committed to maintenance on a regular basis. It ran pretty much like a champ. But, as soon as the first realtor came to our property to list it, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment was one of the first things on the list to go. I absolutely pushed back on that detail for sure. I thought, in the worst case scenario, I could negotiate the price if a seller absolutely pushed the Heating, Ventilation and A/C issue. The realtor pushed back plus told me that I would actually lose cash on that deal. But, being a totally stubborn person, I wanted to see how things went for myself. Well, the realtor was actually correct. There were plenty of clients who simply passed because of the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment. And, the only offer the two of us managed to get was contingent on us taking numerous thousands of dollars off the sale price due to the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment.

 

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The realtor was right that we should have replaced the HVAC

I honestly love how the universe has a way of kicking me in the backside for a bit of a perspective correction every once in a while.

This week, I got one of those swift kicks over a Heating plus A/C appliance issue.

It’s not as though I am some sort of stereotypical jerk. Although it can seem that way when somebody is attempting to convince me of something that I just don’t believe to be true. The group of us have been attempting to get our dwelling in shape to put on the market. But, the people I was with and I haven’t been all that serious about it either. Having purchased plus sold dwellings over all these years, the people I was with and I were pretty confident that the people I was with and I knew what the people I was with and I were doing. This dwelling is nearly 25 years old. The group of us knew there would be some investment to upgrade the home office plus a few other things. However, the Heating plus A/C appliance I thought would get by. The group of us upgraded the Heating plus A/C appliance roughly 15 years ago but it was state of the art plus the people I was with and I committed to regular maintenance. It pretty much ran like a champ. But, as soon as the first realtor came to our dwelling to list it, the Heating plus A/C appliance was one of the first things on the list to go. I completely pushed back on that for sure. I figured, worst case scenario, I could negotiate the price if a seller certainly pushed the Heating plus A/C appliance issue. The realtor pushed back plus told me that I would easily lose money on that deal. But, being a stubborn person, I wanted to see this for myself. Well, the realtor was certainly right. There were a bunch of shoppers who simply passed because of the Heating plus A/C appliance. And, the only offer the people I was with and I got was contingent on us taking several thousands of dollars off the sale price due to the Heating plus A/C appliance.

 

 

Zoned HVAC

You should really follow the feedback from the realtor when it comes to HVAC

There were plenty of customers who simply passed because of the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device

I easily enjoy how the universe has a way of kicking me in the backside for a bit of a perspective correction. This week, I got a single one of those swift kicks over a Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device issue. It’s not as though I am some type of stereotypical male jerk. Although it can seem that way when someone is attempting to convince me of something that I just don’t seem to be true in the least. All of us have been trying to get our household in shape to put on the market. But, the bunch of us haven’t entirely been all that drastic about it either. Having bought plus sold households over all these years, the bunch of us were pretty confident that the bunch of us knew what the bunch of us were doing. This household is nearly 25 years old. The bunch of us knew there would be some investment to update the kitchen plus some other things in the household. However, the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C I thought would get by. All of us replaced the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device almost 15 years ago but, it was state of the art plus the bunch of us committed to consistent service. It ran something like a champ. But, as soon as the first realtor came to our household to list it, the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device was a single one of the first things on the list to go. I particularly pushed back on that for sure. I thought, worst case scenario, I could negotiate the price if a seller particularly pushed the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device issue. The realtor pushed back plus told me that I would for sure lose cash on that particular deal. But, being a stubborn person, I wanted to see for myself. Well, the realtor was definitely correct. There were plenty of customers who simply passed because of the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device. And, the only offer the two of us got was contingent on us taking several thousands of dollars off the sale price due to the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device.

 

 

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Listen to the realtor on HVAC

I love how the universe has a way of kicking me in the backside for a bit of a perspective correction.

This week, I got one of those swift kicks over an HVAC issue.

It’s not as though I am some stereotypical male jerks. Although it can seem that way when someone is attempting to convince me of something that I just don’t believe to be true. We have been trying to get our house in shape to put on the market. But, we haven’t actually been all that super serious about it either. Having bought and sold houses over all these years, we were pretty confident that we knew what we were doing. This house is nearly 25 years old. We knew there would be some investment to upgrade the kitchen and some other things. However, the HVAC I thought would get by. We replaced the HVAC unit almost 15 years ago but, it was state of the art and we committed to consistent maintenance. It ran like a champ. But, as soon as the first realtor came to our house to list it, the HVAC was one of the first things on the list to go. I really pushed back on that for sure. I thought, worse case scenario, I could negotiate the price if a seller really pushed the HVAC issue. The realtor pushed back and told me that I would for sure lose money on that deal. But, being a stubborn person, I wanted to see for myself. Well, the realtor was definitely correct. There were plenty of buyers who simply passed because of the HVAC. And, the only offer we got was contingent on us taking many thousands of dollars off the sale price due to the HVAC.

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My car needs working A/C

I love getting into my cool air conditioned car after an afternoon riding my horse.

I like to blast the air conditioner the whole drive home.

Horseback riding is very relaxing but air conditioning after long sweaty exercises is just as relaxing. Unfortunately, I don’t get to enjoy this luxury as of late. It seems that the air conditioner has stopped working in my car and it only blows warm air now. So now I have to drive home hot and sweaty after riding my horse. At least the air conditioner works at home though. I probably break some speed records getting home because I want to be in front of my air conditioner. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to put up with this broken A/C much longer though. I feel dizzy by the time I get home. When the air conditioner was working in the car, I got a second wind and felt fine but now I don’t think I’m going to be able to ride any longer until the air conditioner is fixed. I understand it’s pretty simple to just add coolant to the air conditioner but I wouldn’t even know where to start. I guess I’m just going to have to take my car to the shop. That leaves less money for me and my horse. As it is, all of my money goes into the horse. I rarely ever buy anything for myself. I might have to make an exception in this case. After all, I really do need air conditioning in the car if I’m going to keep riding in this heat. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

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A/C breaks down at bad time

I can’t think of a worse time for our air conditioner to have gone out.

Our son was getting married at our ranch and we had everything already.

We even cleaned out all of the guest room so that the wedding party could get changed in them. Hours before the wedding was to start, the air conditioner stopped working completely. Our future daughter-in-law was really upset and worried that she was going to look terrible and all sweaty on her wedding day. Everyone was also concerned that the cake and the flowers would start to look terrible in the heat too. I immediately called up our HVAC company but they could not come out for about 4 hours. That would not do! The father of the bride chimed in that he used to be an HVAC technician, years back, and he would like to take a look at our system. I was a little bit concerned that he might mess it up but I was more concerned that our son’s wedding would be messed up so I went ahead and let him look at it. He changed into some old clothes and my husband provided some tools. About 20 minutes later, the air conditioner was back up and running. The wedding was saved. The flowers and the cake were not damaged and the bride looked beautiful when she walked to the altar. I’m so happy that our air conditioner did not end up ruining this big day. I really should stay on top of our maintenance a little bit better so things like this don’t happen again.

 

 

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A quick lunch wasn’t a good idea

The other day I was in a rush and wanted to grab something quick for lunch.

I decided to do something that I have not done in over a decade for good reason.

And that was to go to a fast food place to get a sandwich to go. I knew it was a big mistake when I walked in and found that the indoor air quality in this joint I went to was awful! The air quality was so bad that I don’t even think the world’s best whole home air purification system would even help it. As quickly as I walked into this dump, I walked right out without ordering anything! Who would even want to get food from a place that has such bad air quality? That kind of tells you that you will probably get food poisoning. I ended up going to a regular diner for lunch and spending a half hour to order my food and eat. That was way better than the mistake I almost made because I was in a rush. Air quality is very important in general. But air quality is even more important in any place that serves food! If you have bad air quality in a place you are going to eat, that is your warning sign to get the heck out of there and run for the hills! If a place that serves food can not even provide a good air quality place, you can almost bet that the food is crap too. Don’t let bad air quality kill your meal!

Heating repair

Going to the music shop

I’m a guitarist for a local band and I need to always keep up with my guitar.

That includes repairing it when I start breaking strings. Because I never know when I am going to have a gig. No I am not famous, I am just in a local rock n roll band in town. So the other day I went to the music shop to buy some new guitar strings and ended up getting a small education on heating and air conditioning repair of all things! When I walked in the store there was a certified heating and air conditioning specialist in there repairing the commercial heating and cooling system that was supposed to be running in the music shop. I knew when I walked in it seemed a little too warm in there! I bought my guitar strings and was just going to go on my way, but watching the certified heating and air conditioning specialist peaked my interest. So I went over and started talking to him. I was asking him all kinds of questions about the commercial heating and air conditioning system unit. He was explaining to me that it broke down because the motor and fan were fried. I didn’t know much about the inner workings of any kind of heating and air conditioning system, so this was very educational for me. I ended up staying around there for over an hour sweating my butt off. But it was worth it! By the time I went home and strung my guitar, I thought to myself that I just had a small educational course in HVAC systems!

 

 

Duct cleaning

Radiant floor heating now that the kids are out of the house

After our last child moved out of the house, my husband and I had a lot of time to work on things that we had been waiting on to prioritize raising our children.

One of the biggest projects we had slated for later was the complete remodel of our home.

Much of this included decor, paint, etc. We also ended up having to tune up our HVAC system. While speaking with the HVAC technician, we mentioned that our new hardwood flooring that we were planning to install would likely make the floor very cold. The HVAC technician let us know that our HVAC provider does provide a radiant floor heating service. We had only heard of radiant floor heating passively. Heated floors always seemed like the type of luxury item that only the wealthiest people could afford. However, when the HVAC technician showed us the different options, we found that radiant floor heating was something that was well within our budget. I was very excited. After some consideration, we accepted and signed on to get radiant floor heating in our home! When the HVAC technician returned to install our radiant floor heating, he did a wonderful job! The HVAC technician was very professional and worked quickly. I have always been pleased with our HVAC provider. The HVAC technician also cleaned up after he had finished the installation. What a great guy! I’m happy to report that our heated hardwood floors keep my feet very warm in the winter. This type of heating makes hardwood floors- which look great- a comfortable option for us.
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