Mild spring weather has arrived at last. It is a great temperature to go to sleep in with some windows slightly open to enjoy a lovely breeze. Unfortunately, I have a wild goose who has made a home of my backyard. He begins honking loudly at around 6 a.m. every single day. He honks endlessly. I have tried to chase him off of my green lawn, but he just comes home. I have shut my windows and played loud music, but I can still hear him. I had the idea that maybe he was honking simply because he was starving, so I fed him. All I accomplished was making an annoying goose fatter. This goose continued to honk his head off. I really did not want to start up my air conditioner so early in the year. I prefer to keep my electric bills as low as I can, until the heat of summer raises them. When I couldn’t deal with the nonstop honking anymore, I gave in and cranked up the thermostat. I was sure that my cooling system could drown out the sound of the horrible goose. Unfortunately, my house has a modern, state-of-the-art air conditioning system. It purrs just like a kitten. Even with the living room fan cranked on high speed, I often still hear the goose honking like an idiot in my backyard. My mind and body are utterly exhausted. I am shivering beneath multiple blankets with the air conditioning blasting. I am very tempted to murder the annoying goose. I think that he is all alone because no other geese can tolerate him. He is honking because of his loneliness, and it serves the goose right.
My husband and I recently bought a new and very innovative home. We live in a region that gets bitterly cold and sustained winters, so the heating system was an essential consideration for our comfort. The heating system in the house we chose was relatively new. One of the major selling points in my opinion was the radiant floors inside kitchen and the bathrooms. I have spent years and years standing on freezing cold tiles while performing household duties. I hate getting up in the morning and walking across frozen bathroom tiles on way to the shower. Having warm floors could be the ultimate luxury. Even my pet seems happy. In the winter season, the dog can often be found stretched out on the heated kitchen floors. In order to heat the floors, we have a boiler system inside the basement. The boiler is incredibly compact, clean and quiet. Radiant flooring is totally silent. There are no annoying sounds each time the heating unit starts up or turns off at nighttime. The system is also beneficial to our indoor air quality. A forced air furnace always stirs up allergens and dirt as it pushes air through the home. Our hydronic system doesn’t need to circulate air to heat all the floors property. It does not introduce or spread allergens into the indoor air. I was also surprised by how energy saving the hydronic system is. Heat is kept much closer to the floor, rather than rising upward to the ceiling and escaping. When the warm air rises from the tiles, it warms all the surfaces around it. There’s no cold countertops or household furniture to steal body temperatures.
An HVAC technician had recommended that I purchase a dual fuel system and I have to admit I had no idea what he was referring to. I already had a furnace to heat my house in the winter. I had originally asked him about the addition of a cooling system. The HVAC technician suggested that instead of purchasing an air conditioner, I buy a heat pump. During the summer season, a heat pump functions exactly like an air conditioner. It transfers heat inside the house to the outside, resulting in a cooling effect. In the wintertime, a heat pump reverses operation to create warm air inside. Because the heat pump doesn’t actually generate heat, the process is extremely energy efficient. A heat pump is much cheaper to run than a gas furnace. The heat pump functions by extracting ambient heat from outside air. If the outside temperature drops below freezing, there isn’t sufficient ambient heat, and the heat pump is no longer successful. The beauty of a dual fuel system is that heat pump handles both heating and cooling in your home until the severe cold weather arrives. At this point, the furnace takes over heating your home. The combination of a heat pump and gas furnaces saves lots of money over the course of the year. Because the heat pump doesn’t burn fuel to create heat, there is no worry about combustion byproducts, such as carbon dioxide or monoxide. There are no fire flames, fumes, or hot surfaces. While a dual fuel system is a large investment, it will earn the initial cost quite quickly in much lower monthly costs.
The site that I work at now could be a small family-owned business. They make a decent amount of money each season however they don’t pay their employees a whole ton or hire a whole lot of employees as well. There’s only about two employees who work full-time and that’s really all that they hire in regards to full-time. Mostly I work the opening of the store shifts. My job is to ensure that the store is open, the open flag is up and that the doors are unlocked. I also have to get together and prep everyone; preparing them for the sandwich food so that when lunch break comes around we will be ready to make sandwiches. One day as i was walking into the stash to open it up I realized that the store was very hot in addition to humid. I went to switch on the air conditioning with the thermostat but I didn’t hear it kick on. I decided to discuss with a manager what was happening and we waited around for an hour to see if the air conditioning would work. It didn’t end up turning on so we decided to call the HVAC technician which always works on our cooling and heating at the store. He examined the thermostat and he said it looked fine. He thought that it was the whole air conditioning unit itself. When you glance at the air conditioning unit it looks like something within the stone age because it’s that old. It turns out that the air conditioning unit was completely done, the HVAC technician had to interchange the entire thing.
Last year, my long-time dream came true. I finally got to travel to China and Taiwan! I had been able to travel to many countries, but this was my last necessary destination. When I was getting ready to board the lengthy flight, I could hardly contain my excitement. When I arrived I was so amazed at the different beautiful sights and the true wealth at every turn. I didn’t speak much of the language, but many spoken English and everybody was rather friendly and welcoming regardless. A only complaint was the sweltering heat and humidity. There were very few places of interest and accommodations had any real form of climate control, so it was a rare treat when I encountered one. I was also taking advantage of a lot of public transportation and in this area, air conditioning is practically unheard of. I was however able to obtain one nice cab driver who drove an auto with A/C. His name is Teddy and he quickly had become my go-to guy. I rode with Teddy around his HVAC equipped car virtually every day. He actually spoke mostly English and we quickly became close friends. Unfortunately, his air conditioning stopped working during our travels one day. I was riding along with him and the quality of air suddenly went from great to bad. The controls for his HVAC system had stopped working. He explained that he probably would not be able to get his A/C fixed for a few weeks. He had expenses to cover at home so would need to save for the repairs. I understood completely and regardless of air conditioning or not, still rode with him almost daily for the rest of this trip.
I used to always make fun of my dad and sister, because both of them have irrational fears of hovering. I could never figure out why they were so scared. Flying has been my favorite mode of going places and, as far as I understand, they have not experienced any sort of scary moments to justify their fears. Maybe it is just a consequence of seeing too many scary airplane movie scenes, but they both are always anxious wrecks when they have to get on a plane. Really, I have flown close to twenty-five times and only had one stressful experience. That one day we boarded onto what was clearly an old plane. I couldn’t help but be pessimistic in the event that the turbulence started. Then the HVAC system stopped working suddenly. Even an enthusiastic fan of flying like myself needs air conditioning when travelling through the sky in a giant enclosed metal cylinder. When the HVAC stopped working, I started feeling claustrophobic. The turbulence then stressed me out too. The air quality was quickly getting more painful. With the mid-day sun beating on the sides of the plane, things were heating up at an alarming rate. Mid-air conditioning not only serves to cool upon an airplane, but also just essential air circulation and air filter. So it was getting very warm, but also very stuffy. With the failure of the climate control as well as the turbulence both happening at the same time, most of the passengers ended up uncomfortable. The HVAC system remained broken for the rest of the flight, though the turbulence let up after an hour.
My grandmother has been retired for many years now. I know that most people are closest with their immediate family, like parents and siblings, but my grandma is the nearest and dearest to me. I go visit her once a week for breakfast. Unfortunately, I can’t say a similar thing for the rest of my loved ones. Anyway, my grandma has been surviving in her big old house for nearly twenty-five years now. After her children grew up and my grandfather died,, she was on her own in this giant place and struggling to hold it. Not too long past, she finally decided to sell and locate a smaller place. The HVAC system in the big house was the sole thing that still needed to be fixed up prior to a sale. The climate control repair team that came to check it out broke the bad news that her HVAC system was so old and far gone that it would be more logical to just buy new heating and cooling equipment. Obviously with this kind of an upgrade, it would only boost the value of the house. So the new HVAC system seemed just like a no-brainer. It’s funny really because the house is so old, nevertheless the temperature control system that was installed is so contemporary and cutting edge. The thermostat has this fancy digital display which is controlled by these cool very little remotes. The system also has HVAC zone control for a key feature, which lets the resident control the environment conditioning and heating in separate areas of the home. It’s a funny change to this ancient building.
My husband has always dreamed of having a huge garage. Mainly to store all his toys and have enough space to put in a car lift, and naturally I made I got a designated spot to park my truck. I love that I can park my truck in the garage the entire year. I don’t have to get wet when I am carrying groceries inside, and I love not having to brush the snow off during the wintertime. Also, another good thing that is great about the garage, it’s heated. Which is amazing because I don’t have to let the truck warm-up long during the winter months when it’s zero degrees outside. My husband heats the huge garage through the use of a pellet stove. He has the thermostat always set at 65 degrees. It is the ideal temp for any vehicle to keep warm, and also melt any snow and salt. Also, it makes it a comfortable working environment for my husband. The pellet stove we have is super efficient and much cheaper than propane or oil. He can fill the pellet stove once every few days, because he keeps it at a low temp. We also put in ceiling fan to help push down the heat that becomes trapped in the ceiling. The system we use is working well and efficiently. I know I enjoy going out to the garage at dawn when it is below freezing, and just jump in my truck and go to work, and never brush it off.
My dream as a child and adult is to have a log home. I want to live within the woods, surrounded by the wonderful nature. It only makes sense to put a log cabin in the woods. I want a two story with vaulted ceilings, and a wrap porch, along with a matching detached three car garage. The inside decor will country themed with animal mounts all around. I want big windows to allow as much sunlight to come in as possible. I’d prefer a big pond too, and have it stocked with bass, with a fishing dock that extends far out into the pond. To heat the log cabin, I’d prefer to make it simple and easy for myself. I need heated floors though, that are zoned, and also have a tankless water heater. In my dream house I’ve always wanted heated floors, mainly because I hate to walk on a cold floor, and because it happens to be a more efficient and effective way to heat a house. By having the floors zoned, it enables me to program certain zones, and have set them turn on at a time that I set, and also make other areas more pleasant. The tankless water heater, will heat the water I need on demand. Heating it on demand allows me to be more efficient, and save on my power bill than if I were to be using a water storage tank. The routes that I have chosen on how to heat my log cabin, and use the water system, has made me very happy knowing that I can be efficient, and save on my monthly power bill. I do not have to keep worrying about wasted heat, or wasted water.
I usually decide on a fitness center from what I hear from my pals, whether they appreciate the fitness center and whether or not they think that the heating and cooling unit there is good enough. I recently chose a brand new fitness center that had a decent heating and cooling unit that none of my pals had been to before though. I purchased a two year membership to this fitness center that had just been constructed, and I am excited to run in the heating and cooling unit controlled room. Although I mainly chose this fitness center because it was close to my work and had a great heating and cooling unit, it also has reputable workout classes, personal trainers, a nice tanning salon, massage therapists, and a great weight and cardio area. This fitness center was new, and so the heating and cooling unit was new as well. Obviously the heating and cooling unit was going to be top quality and I had the assurance that it would not break down very often. That was one of my most important deciding factors, that my fitness center had a wonderful heating and cooling unit. Having a good heating and cooling unit in a fitness center is very important when you exercise. Without a nice heating and cooling unit keeping you relaxed you end up getting incredibly uncomfortable and you end up totally hating your fitness center. I cannot truthfully recall the number of times I have had to change fitness centers solely because the heating and cooling unit was not up to my personal expectations.