We are buying a house with a great A/C system

I told my husband that I’m not even going to look at any houses without a central A/C system already installed in it because I am just not interested in purchasing one of those

We have decided to buy a house with a really great A/C system in it. That’s because every single house that we have ever lived in has had a terrible A/C system up until now. I don’t know how we managed to do this, but for the past 15 years of our married life, we have ended up in homes without a central air conditioning system for some reason. Instead, we always seem to be living in houses with attic fans, ceiling fans, and window unit air conditioning systems. And while some window unit air conditioning systems do a fairly good job, they just aren’t the best thing for cooling down an entire house, that’s for sure. I really want to buy a house with a state of the art central heating and cooling system. I mean, after all, that is something that we have never had before. I know that we want to move to a different neighborhood, but that’s not even the main reason to move in my opinion. I just really want to make sure that the HVAC system is going to be better than anything that we have ever had before. If we don’t do that, then I don’t think that there is even any point to moving at all. I told my husband that I’m not even going to look at any houses without a central A/C system already installed in it because I am just not interested in purchasing one of those. I have lived in houses without air conditioning for way too long already, and I’m just not willing to do it again. This new house is going to be the one that we stay in for the next forty years!

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Having a great air conditioner is the key to a restful night’s sleep

Having a really great air conditioning system is the key to getting a restful night’s sleep, if you ask me.

I think that there is just no better feeling than going to sleep in the cold when you are under a nice, cozy blanket. That’s how it always is for me, anyway. I cannot sleep whenever it’s hot in the house. Once last summer, our air conditioning broke down when we were having a heat wave outside and I didn’t sleep the entire time. I couldn’t get an appointment with the HVAC technician for three days and so I actually didn’t sleep for days at a time that summer! Then, as soon as my air conditioning was fixed, I slept like a baby. I don’t know what it is about me, but I just can’t sleep without having the air conditioning running. I really believe that having a good air conditioning system is really important to sleeping well at night. At least that’s the way that it is for me. Maybe it’s not the same way for everyone, but I will never forget how awful it was that summer when I couldn’t sleep for days at a time. I never want to be without a working air conditioning system during the summer again. This year, I’m going to make sure that I get an air conditioning tune up before the weather gets too hot. I don’t want to end up with a broken down A/C again when it’s something that I could have prevented, that’s for sure! I love the summer, but without A/C, I can’t sleep during it!

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I loved the ductless mini split air conditioning system in the rental house

I really loved the ductless mini split air conditioning system in the rental house that we stayed in over vacation. We had never been to a place with this type of heating and air conditioning system before, and so we weren’t really even sure how it worked whenever we first arrived at the rental house. We were thinking that we were going to go into a place that had a regular sort of thermostat unit just like the one that we have at home. But that wasn’t the case at all. Whenever we went into the rental house, we noticed that it was extra warm inside. The weather was really heating up outside that day and so we were actually looking forward to getting into the house and turning the air conditioning on full blast! Imagine our surprise whenever we went into the house and we could not find a thermostat unit anywhere in the entire house! We looked and looked for a thermostat and we couldn’t find one. Just before I started to call the rental property manager, my husband noticed that there was a weird looking box on the wall that looked like it might have air vents on the top of it. It turned out that this was a ductless mini split heating and cooling system. This was the HVAC system for the entire rental house, which was basically an open floor plan so the ductless mini split worked really well in it. The HVAC system had a remote control with it too, so it was easy to control from anywhere in the room. I really liked it and we thought that the rental unit was great.

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We keep the air conditioning turned way down

We always keep the air conditioning turned way down in our house.

A lot of people complain about it when they come over to visit.

I mean, I guess it really is kind of cold in here during the summer, but I don’t think that people should complain about it. I think that it’s rude to complain about the temperature settings in someone else’s house! But that is how it always is whenever we host a party or a game night or something like that. I will admit that we keep the thermostat settings much lower than most people probably do in their own homes. Anyway, since the cold temperature inside of our house seems to annoy the people who come over, I decided to try and do something about it. I’m hot natured, but I’m not a bad hostess, that’s for sure. I’ve always tried to make sure that people feel comfortable whenever they come over to my house and that’s why I started to leave a little guest basket by the front door. The basket has a blanket, warm slippers, and a sweater in it and anyone who comes over and thinks that it’s too cold in the house is welcome to use whatever is in the guest basket. I think that it was a great idea, and my guests seem to think that too. Even though we still keep the air conditioning turned way down in the summer, people seem to be way more comfortable in our house these days. I’m glad that we decided to set up the guest basket because I certainly don’t want to stop using the air conditioning!

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I wish I had just become an HVAC technician

I wish I had just become an HVAC technician back when I got out of high school.

Back then, I really thought that I needed to go to a four year university and get a degree in order to make anything out of my life.

All I ended up doing was educating myself right out of a job in the field that I wanted to work in by the time I was finished with school. Not only that, but I ended up with a ton of college debt that I still haven’t paid off. It’s terrible being in debt like this and not even working in the field that I trained for. Anyway, these days I am working as an HVAC technician and it’s a job that I actually love. It didn’t take me very long to get my HVAC certification at the local technical school here in town. Getting my HVAC certification was challenging, but it did not take me very long at all. Best of all, it did not cost me very much. After I got my HVAC certification, I was able to get a job in the field right away. I have already paid off my fees from getting my HVAC certification. However, I don’t know how long it’s going to take for me to pay off my fees from the university. I’m not even using that degree, and it all seems like a big waste of time and money now. I wish that I had just become an HVAC technician straight out of high school. But I guess you live and learn when it comes right down to it.

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We had to get our dad out of the house

We wanted to replace our dad’s A/C for him for his birthday but we had to get him out of the house first.

We really wanted to surprise him, but my dad is very suspicious and so I’m pretty sure that he knew that we were up to something.

We tried to make him think that we just wanted to send him away for a nice relaxing night or two at a hotel for his birthday. He was up for going to stay at a hotel, but he thought that that was really weird. We told him we just wanted him to go there so he could swim in the pool and use the spa, but he gave us a weird look as he loaded his suitcase into his car and drove away. I’m pretty sure he knew that we were doing something, but I don’t think that he had any idea that we were going to be bringing in a complete HVAC crew to tear out his old central air conditioning system and completely replace it with a new high efficiency cooling system for his birthday. I mean, whenever I say it out loud it seems like it just sounds like a completely crazy idea. My sister and I were determined to get it done, though. Once we got our dad out of the house, we did not have any problems at all. The HVAC company showed up at his house right on time, and they got to work immediately. They had the old central air conditioning system torn out and the new one installed within a few hours, and then they even cleaned up after themselves. They were super professional, and my dad was so surprised!

 

 

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I’m building an addition onto the house this summer

I’m building an addition onto the house this summer.

  • I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while now, but now I think that I’m finally going to get it done! Up until now, it has never really felt like it was quite the right time.

There’s always something else going on with my kids and my husband and so there have been a lot of issues when it comes to getting the work done. But this summer, I have finally decided that I’m gonna move this to the top of the list and get the addition built on. I already have a general contractor window, but he is having issues with the HVAC contractor that he chose. He told me that if I wanted to find my own HVAC contractor, then that would be fine with him. So I am now on the lookout for a really great HVAC contractor in our part of town. I know that the general contractor is supposed to be doing all of this for us, but I have to be honest when I say that I’m glad that he’s given me something to do. Otherwise, I would just be standing around twiddling my thumbs while all of the other work gets done and I feel like I need to be helpful to actually be a part of this build. The problem that I’m having now is that I have no idea who to get to do the HVAC work for me. I have never hired an agent contractor before in my entire life, so I’m calling around asking people for their advice and recommendations. I hope that I’m able to find someone soon because I don’t want to get behind before we even get started!

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I got a really good deal on my air conditioning

I had to get a new air conditioning system for my house and I ended up getting a really good deal on the one that I purchased. I love to get good deals on things, especially things that I need for my house. Getting a good deal really makes me feel like I’m smarter than everyone else or something! I love to wait around until I have a way to save on a product, like a really good coupon or a gift card or something like that. Anyway, I had a really old air conditioning system and I needed to get the whole thing replaced but I did not want to pay full price for it. Any of my friends will tell you that I never pay full price for anything, ever. I waited around until last year’s central air conditioning floor models went on sale so that there would be room for the new ones on the HVAC company sales floor and that’s when I made my move. Not only was I able to get the clearance price on a really great central air conditioning system, but I also had a 10% off coupon that I had saved from the newspaper. I was able to get 10% off of the already discounted clearance price and I ended up with a really great central air conditioning system for my house at a fraction of the price. Not only am I really enjoying the improved indoor air quality in my house, but I am also enjoying the fact that I feel so smart every time the air conditioning kicks on inside my house.

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I had to let my friend’s dogs out for her

I had to let my friend’s dogs out for her last weekend when she was gone on a trip.

The one thing I noticed was that the air ducts in her house seemed to be really clogged up.

I wasn’t even really looking for anything like that, but I just happened to see that the air vent cover was taken off over next to the table in the kitchen. When I first saw it, I thought that maybe one of the dogs had messed with the air vent cover so I was just going to put it back into place so one of them would not accidentally step into the hole or something. But when I went over and inspected it more closely, I realized that there was a reason that the air vent cover was not fitting down correctly over the hole like it was supposed to. The entirety of the air duct was literally packed full of dog hair. It was so cold down here that the air vent cover just couldn’t sit down on it properly. You would have to shove the air vent cover down to get it to sit on there and even then, it would not fit flush against the floor like it was supposed to. I was shocked to see this, because the rest of my friend’s house is fairly neat and clean. I had no idea that they were having so much of an issue with dog hair in their HVAC system. I don’t really want to say anything to her about it, because I don’t want to embarrass her. However, I really think that they should change their air filters more often and switch to a HEPA filter.

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My husband Eliot is an HVAC technician

My husband Eliot is an HVAC technician here in town.

  • He has been doing this job for a long time now, and most of the time he really likes his work.

He likes his fellow HVAC technicians on the job, and sometimes they even hang out together when they aren’t at work. That doesn’t really bother me, because they are all pretty stand up guys. I guess working together in a close knit HVAC company like the one Elliot works in is kind of like being in a family. All of the HVAC technicians help each other out, and they do a really good job for all of their customers and clients. Elliot has always been interested in the heating and cooling business. He said that from the time he was a little boy, he always knew that he wanted to work as an HVAC professional when he grew up. I guess he really idolized one of his uncles back when he was little, and that uncle just happened to be an HVAC technician. I think that it’s really sweet that he ended up becoming an HVAC professional just because he really loved his uncle when he was a little boy. Anyway, being married to an HVAC technician is always an interesting thing. Eliot always has a lot of fun stories to tell about being on the job and the guys that he works with. Plus, he makes pretty good money. I’m really glad that this is the field of work that he decided to go into. It’s not too stressful, and his hours aren’t all that bad most of the time.

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