Controlling temperatures in your office

My job is being a mechanic in my hometown and I truly love the work. In the cold winter months it is great working inside the garage. The business has an excellent heating system and I in no way am uncomfortable. I have longsleeves and bulky pants that keep me warm also. I can work on any vehicle instead of be in discomfort. The summer heat is rough however. The heat is really bad where I work. The humidity is even worse though. Also the business won’t install a cooling system in the garage where I work. The air conditioning system is just set up in the main offices. When a customer goes to the front desk to pay and get keys, they are being cooled by the air conditioner. The office girls that sit all day long and do paperwork are happy and cool. In the summer I saw that the girls bring jackets because they are cold. I have no air conditioning where I am. I never get cooled and I need to wear long pants. I sweat the whole shift and I work. The problem is that the sweat runs straight into my eyes and I can’t even see. I also get really irritated and I have to hydrate all the time. What if I faint and hurt myself? Could you imagine the liability issue the garage would face if I passed out and hurt myself? I could easily sue all of them if I get hurt physically. I am physically active all day long moving at work. Being cool is more necessary for me than the office ladies.

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Trying to not be too hot

I am next door neighbors with my grandchildren and they see me all the time. They are starting school this fall and the mother is a teacher. The issue with this though is the children are in elementary school plus the mother works in the high school. The kids get released from school an hour before their mom does. I worked out with the bus driver to obtain them to come to my spot. The kids get off the bus with me at night and have lunch at the house. I love having my kids around and feeding the little ones lunch. I found early on that we have an issue though. Due to my poor circulation, I am too cold. I like to have our heating system on and running the entire day. I can afford the heat as it is just me and I have a nice bank account for me. The children do not like the heat though. They are usually too hot and sweaty. I feel bad for the little tykes and I let them open up windows. The issue with this really is that my furnace then is heating a home that is letting the oxygen out. I do not need to turn it completely off or get cold. I need to change the old HVAC system anyhow. I think I am going to talk to my HVAC serviceman about radiant flooring. I could have the floors warm in my family room to keep me warm and also the kitchen could have cooler surfaces for the kids. I want the kids to keep stopping by.

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Avoiding A/C vents

I will be taking a poetry class in college and my professor wants to put us in groups. My first group seems like they will be good. I learned all the guys names and we plan to get our work done early. We all learned where we were all from and what we are majoring in. The professor puts us in new groups mid semester. I have to know all the names of my personal group members and sit in a different seat. I have to sit on the opposite side of the classroom. Unfortunately this is the side with air conditioning. The air conditioner is on and working the whole  class. I get so cold now when we work. I can hardly stand the material anymore and I feel like not attending the class. Isn’t interesting how a cooling system can affect your entire mood? I now dread going to the class because I need to sit by the air conditioner. It is definitely old too.The cooling system blows so much dust around that kids are coughing and sneezing. The air conditioner was dusty and it blew dust into one girl’s breathing air. She had to leave the class and cough for around ten minutes. The HVAC system seriously ought to be updated. It also needs to be adjusted to the right temperature. It really is too cold in the classroom plus the weather outside is only looking worse. The college could save money by reducing the temperature somewhat a bit. Adjusting a thermostat saves more energy than you think.HVAC home audit

Commercial heating system

I got the most random assignment in my creative writing class. This is what happens when you major in English. College classes think it is smart to have you create papers on random topics. I have wrote about how the media can affect young girls body image and how condoms need to be provided in high schools. I now have to write a paper on whether a large corporation should choose a HVAC system. How will this help me in the field of English? I have to research various kinds of heating and cooling systems. I must also choose the HVAC system that could work best for the corporation and explain why it is going to work best. I have been researching and I was thinking about a boiler system because the building is really large. A boiler can heat an entire area quickly and efficiently. Additionally, it lives so much longer than other systems. The boiler can live in between fifty and eighty years. The business would not need to worry about heat for many years. For a air conditioning system I think it would be better to use a cooling system that comes with ductwork. The installation of ductwork is really a pain but with a qualified HVAC technician it will go alright. The cooled air will circulate in the huge building through the ductwork. Every office is efficiently cooled with this system. I am a bit annoyed I must do so much HVAC research for just one paper but at least I’ll be ready when I need a system.


Brand-new HVAC gear

My wife and i have wanted to have a child a couple of years now, but have unfortunately been struggle to make it happen. It was a true bummer at first, but then we started exploring all the options for adoption. We decided that we have to adopt an infant who has a loving family, but this question then was, where could we look. Celebrities on TV always adopt children from other countries, but that would require one expensive trip to go find the little ones and set almost everything up. So we decided to consider the options here in America. Once everything was set up, I decided to provide the child with the most comfortable home possible. In order to do this, I should get an updated HVAC system for the house. Our old system was okay for my wife and I, but it had plenty of issues where we would have to go without it for several days until the HVAC repair crew could allow it to be fixed. Consequently, I figured, let’s do the job right and go big. We got the fanciest HVAC system available considering the bells and whistles. We are now able to control every room individually, through multiple thermostats around the home and their corresponding remote options. We could even run the heater in a single room and the air conditioner if we wanted to. Humidity can also be adjusted, which is a feature our old HVAC did not have. Now we don’t have to be worried about the baby getting dry skin in the winter like my family and i always used to. This new HVAC system really makes our home a perfect place to raise a child.

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HVAC equipment

What number of times have you gotten done with yard work and thought to yourself, “man, I wish I could get a cheeseburger with some fries”? Alternately, how often would you come home from work and also think, “if only I had a great big milkshake”. Well, I would always have thoughts like these back when I lived at my older house. However, since moving into our new place, I have successfully eliminated that never-to-be achieved longing. Not only is our house right across the street from the lake, it is also right next door to the boardwalk. Unfortunately, this brought about a completely new problem that I in no way considered before closing the sale and moving in. The wind is usually blowing across the lake, over the diner, toward our home, making the air quality very deplorable. Our whole house now has the aroma of fryer grease, instead of nice fresh air. We couldn’t even open the windows in the front of the home during the summer, because so much kitchen smog would just come right in. So two weeks ago we finally had a new HVAC system installed in the house. Not only does this cool the house nicely and combat the continual summer heat, it also filters the air out, so we are left with a crisp and clean air quality inside. Sure it requires us to keep up with maintenance and schedule regular servicing appointments from the local HVAC business, but it’s more than worth it. Now I can come back home, enjoy my air conditioning, and all of the unhealthy food I crave.

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Efficiency is key in a residential home

I like to think of myself as a person who supports a green environment. I make an effort to save energy and recycle. I don’t just throw garbage away.  I use a paper and plastic recycling bin. I always recycle my plastic bottles and cans. I feel that I am making a small but important difference in my community and the environment in general. I think it’s important for everybody to participate in the effort to conserve energy.  Recycling prevents needless waste from ending up in landfills.  It helps to improve our economy as well. I also try to make my home energy efficient. I have looked online for some tips.  There were basic suggestions for weatherstripping and caulking.  I decided to contact my HVAC provider for professional advice. When I spoke with my HVAC technician, he told me to check my home’s insulation. Heated and cooled air can be lost to holes, cracks, and gaps in exterior walls. It is especially important to make sure that the attic, basement, and crawlspaces are well insulated.  He also recommended using curtains and rugs to make my home feel warmer in the winter. He advised weather stripping on external doors and windows. This will prevent drafts from entering my home and conditioned air from escaping. Although I already have a programmable thermostat, I realized I was not using it to my greatest advantage. A programmable thermostat lets me adjust temperatures to the needs of my schedule.  It will conserve energy when I am out of the house, and welcome be home with ideal temperatures.   

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Air quality concerns

I live very close to a public beach. Throughout hurricane season, I survive endless rain and sometimes my basement suffers from flooding. During one hurricane, I ended up with a real problem with  water damage in the house. I was relieved that there was no structural damage to the foundation.  I found a great deal of damage to drywall throughout the house, carpeting in the lower levels, and our HVAC system. Since I couldn’t live in the house in its current state, I moved in with my sister. I waited a few weeks to handle the repairs. I then hired a contractor tear down the old and put up new drywall.  I purchased new rugs. I contacted a licensed HVAC technician to inspect and diagnose the heating and cooling system. Since I procrastinated over the repairs for several weeks, there ended up being a problem with mold throughout the HVAC system. The excess moisture and warm temperatures created the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. I should not have allowed the stagnant water to remain in the system without proper cleaning for such a long time. The HVAC technician found mold on the cooling coils, in the condensate line, the drain pan, and even in the supply and return registers. This is a major concern for many reasons. Cleaning requires harsh chemicals, and removal needs to be handled properly, in order to prevent the return of mold.  The organic growth throughout the system could lead to major problems with air quality and health concerns.  It could also restrict airflow through the system and decrease energy efficiency.   

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Make sure your heating and cooling gear works right

While you’re looking for a new furnace for ones home, I have a good tip that you can remember. The HVAC provider is as important as the kind of furnace which you pick. People often spend their time researching different kinds of furnaces and totally neglect the provider. This can create major issues in the future. First, you want to guarantee that your provider does a good job with the installation process. If they ruin this, your furnace will never work right! Second, you want to pick a company that will perform routine checkups and cleanings. It sounds silly, but you must treat your furnace like ones teeth! The more frequently these are checked and cleaned, the less likely you are to experience a problem. If you wait too long you will have cavity that does irreversible damage, or you might need surgery. Furnaces are the same problem. Having it checked frequently can keep your furnace running smoothly for a much longer time, saving you money and keeping the house a comfortable temperature. Finally, you want to find a technician that you feel comfortable with. When it pertains to HVAC equipment, problems can arise at any given time. You could end up without any hot water after you haven’t showered in 4 days! Then when you call your technician and she has to see you looking like, well, like you haven’t showered in 4 days, you won’t always be too happy. Establishing a relationship makes situations similar to this much easier.

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Radiant heating tips

There’s nothing worse than stumbling out of bed on a cold winter day. If you live in a region like I do, just the idea of getting out from under your comfortable blanket is enough to make you depressed. What’s worse? Putting your feet on the cold hardwood floor next to your bed. Sure you could put a rug down or could possibly carpet the whole room, but why do this when you could install radiant flooring instead? First we need to know a little more about what radiant flooring really is. Radiant flooring could be installed with pipes that carry warm water or electric wires wired under your floorboards. These units heat your floorboards causing your floor to be warm and in turn it heats your house. It’s a cost effective heating system because your floor is being heated. This means the heat is kept closer to the ground, which means it’s closer to your body. For this purpose, most people are content keeping their thermostat set at a lower number. It’s also a good option for those who have allergies. Central air systems blow around the dust, dirt, and debris in your residence. This causes poor air quality in your home. With radiant flooring, the heat isn’t blown around your home. There are some cons to having radiant flooring, however. For illustration, it is a costly system to install in your home. Since it’s heating underneath your floorboards you must rip up the existing floor and subfloor to install it. And this causes the repairs for this heating system to also be costly. This can be difficult and not worth the job.

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