I just had the weirdest competition with my neighbor. At least, that is what I feel is happening. My neighbor and I have always been friendly with each other, not exactly friends, but on good terms. I was invited over to her place not that long ago, and she proudly showed off her new smart control unit. She seemed certainly smug in doing so, and this wasn’t surprising to me, she came across as the smug type. I didn’t pay too much attention to her new Heating and A/C technology. However, a month later I needed a new thermostat device myself due to issues with my old one. I bought a smart control device and had it installed. It turned out to be a wonderful control unit, and I was happy with it. I had forgotten about my friend getting a new control unit. Also around that time, I made more money than I had expected, so I decided to upgrade my central Heating and A/C system as well. I figured I might as well get that out of the way, since my component was older, and was going to quit working efficiently in the next few years. I know my friend heard of my new smart thermostat unit, and saw the air conditioning truck in my driveway with the new air conditioning equipment, because right after my air conditioning upgrade, she immediately had a new a/c upgrade herself, from the same supplier. Right after her new unit was installed, she made sure to invite me over and proudly show off her new equipment. I was not interested in participating in a competition, so I showed as little interest as possible.
When my HVAC component started having issues, I couldn’t help but to fear the worst. What if this was the end of my central HVAC device? That would be a disaster, because there was no way I would be able to afford it. Thankfully, the air conditioning tech came out and told me there was nothing wrong with my furnace and air conditioning machine, which was a relief to hear! No, it was my control device going bad. I had an old dial thermostat unit, and so I bought a newer dial control device off of the Heating and A/C website and got it in the mail a few days later. I later installed it, and was quite happy with my purchase. That is, until I saw my friend’s control unit. My neighbor also got a new control device around the same time I did, except hers was a smart control unit. I didn’t know much about smart technology, but it turned out it was way nicer and also more extravagant. When I came over to her place, one of the first things I noticed was how wonderful her home felt. She told me it was because of her new climate control, and current smart control unit. She showed me, and I was pretty impressed. It had an awesome touch screen, and was super simple to control. I will admit, I was getting pretty jealous of my friend’s new control unit, and now wishing I did a bit more research into Wi-Fi control units before buying my own. Anyways, I am considering getting my own smart control device now.
I didn’t feel I would ever hear myself say that I like my new thermostat unit. A dial thermostat device was a device I never paid much attention to, it was a device simply used to control the heating and a/c unit. As long as it did its job, that was the only thing I cared about. But now with my new smart control unit, I am finding myself reading more and more on the benefits and cool features it comes with. The funny thing is, I wasn’t planning on replacing my control device to begin with. I had a boring programmable thermostat, but since it still worked, I didn’t plan on replacing it until it stopped working. However, I saw an ad online of someone who mistakenly gained two smart control units as a gift, and they were just giving the other one away. That is such a wonderful deal, I couldn’t resist. I am so happy I was the first one to get there and pick it up, because the lady told me she had been contacted by multiple people interested in the new control unit. But I was the one who arrived first, and so it was all mine. Installing it was a little troublesome, but that is because I am not good at installing things at all. Thankfully there were a few videos online that helped me with the process. After the upgrade, it began working. I set my favorite temperatures, and within hours, I noticed my home felt much cooler. It felt wonderful inside, almost as if I bought new Heating and cooling equipment.
I like to buy things online. Admittedly, most of these things are things I know I not going to use all that often, it is just nice to have. Even items I feel that I will use frequently, I usually don’t. It is not often that I buy something and then use it all of the time. However, recently with my brand new space heater, I have been using it almost on a daily basis. When I first saw the space heater, I was not planning on buying a portable heating machine. I have a central furnace, and a gas fireplace, so it is not like I am lacking in heating components. But getting the gas fireplace going is a bit of a hassle, and the central furnace has been known to fail every now and then, and so getting a portable heating component was sounding like a good idea. Then the same furnace I was looking at went on sale, and that is when I made the decision to go ahead and buy the space heater. When I first used it, I was amazed. It heated the entire room so well, it was just like my central heating was being used. And using the space furnace would be much cheaper to run as well. When it was cool outside, I used to just deal with it to save money on my utility bills, but now with my new heating device, I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
To be honest, I never paid much attention to the heating and a/c in my home. But maybe I should have been, because I absolutely would have noticed something was wrong. I didn’t notice the HVAC device was making a different noise, it was a neighbor that noticed the unusual noise. When they asked about it, it was only after that my good friend and I realized that the sound was different from the official hum that came from the furnace and cooling system. After my neighbor left, I decided to learn online as to what to do. I have never had heating and a/c issues before, so I was confused as to what I should do next. Do Heating and cooling issues resolve themselves? I really wasn’t sure, and reading online didn’t help too much either, some people recommended waiting and seeing what happens, others proposed immediately calling the local HVAC corporation. It seemed like people were divided as to what to do. I didn’t want to run the risk of my Heating and ac system failing, especially after learning how much the average HVAC repair was. So I called and scheduled a Heating and A/C appointment with the local air conditioning supplier. It was surprisingly simple, and they were able to send a certified air conditioning worker out the next day. I am eager to get this issue taken care of, I just hope it is not too expensive. Even if it does turn out to be expensive, I’ll just invest in their HVAC repair plan, since that would save me money on all air conditioning repairs.
I was warned of a traffic accident ahead. A bold sign stated there was an accident up ahead, and unfortunately, the accident was right in the direction I needed to be heading. My dog’s grooming appointment was today, and I was supposed to pick him up in 20 minutes. I like to take my dog to his grooming appointment every few months, because his thick fur sheds like crazy. His fur gets in every crevice, even in locations that shouldn’t be possible. It gets stuck in the vacuum cleaner, and in the HEPA air filters. It’s a mess, and so I like to clean up as much of it as possible. The cars in front of me were absolutely only going 5 miles or so, it was so painfully slow. I couldn’t even see in front of me due to the large HVAC van blocking my view. Another 15 or so minutes passed by, and traffic was speeding up. Suddenly, a car cut off the air conditioning van in front of me, and the HVAC specialist had to slam on his brakes in order to avoid hitting this car. I could see through the air conditioning worker’s back window and he was shaking his fist at that car, I could almost feel his anger. I’m sure he has a HVAC appointment to get to, and this delay could get him in trouble. I felt bad for the guy, although I was just happybto be on my way and get my dog back and go home.
80s, and that one room felt like it was in the 90s. What I should have done is ask if any of my family members messed with the air conditioning vent, but the thought didn’t cross my mind. I was too busy worrying about the HVAC component having issues. HVAC related problems are always pretty expensive, and I wasn’t sure I could afford it. I was starting to wish I had the Heating and ac repair plan my fiance was telling me about. Anyways, when the cooling professional arrived, I led him to the boiling room. He took 2 minutes to look around, before opening the HVAC vent in the room. Almost immediately, my face was hit with a rush of icy cold air. So that was the issue. The air conditioning device was not having issues at all, it was just the closed air vent. I thanked the air conditioning worker, and later I asked my family members about it. It turns out my teen son didn’t like how cold it was one afternoon, and he closed the vent and then forgot about it.
I am a little embarrassed at how fast and bad the HVAC problem I was having was.
If I had known how simple it was, I could have repaired the HVAC component myself! I noticed one of my rooms was getting pretty heated during the day, and no matter how many times I turned the control device down, it didn’t seem like any cooling air was reaching this room.
This was a problem, when most of the home felt like the mid
For a long time, I was like everyone else.
I would run my HVAC device only during the afternoon, and then when dusk came, I would turn the cooling device off, since it would be cooling down anyways.
I never really thought that much about this schedule, I thought it was something that everyone did. I have had sleeping issues for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a teenager, sleep has often evaded me. I am fortunate in the aspect that once I fall asleep, I can stay asleep and not have broken sleep like some people do, and but falling asleep is the issue. Even with the most comfortable bed, I still find myself tossing and turning, night after night. I have tried many different medications, with varying success. However the medications always made me feel somewhat like a zombie, and so I just decided to deal with my sleep issues. This is when I learned that changing your temperatures at night can improve your sleep, more specifically, running the cooling system at night can easily improve your sleep. I used to keep my dial control device set to the high 70s, but after reading about how lower uneven temperatures can improve your sleep, I have started setting the programmable control device to the low 70s. I was amazed at the difference, the first night I fell asleep fairly entirely and slept through the rest of the night, for once, I woke up feeling refreshed in the morning.
I have recently found out that I am the odd one out. Usually people use their a/c units during the afternoon, and then turn them off at night since the night cools down, while that makes sense, I personally prefer it the other way around. When it is the afternoon, I am usually off to work anyways, so having the heating and cooling component on doesn’t make much sense for me! Keeping the cooling device on at night but, ensures that I am at the ideal temperature as I prepare to go to sleep. Did you know heating and a/c can easily impact your sleep? You would feel that in order to go to sleep, you would need warmer temperatures, but really the opposite is true. Having your smart control device set for cooler temperatures is easily the best solution to having better sleep. Try it, lower your control device a few degrees and see how it impacts your sleep, and I know whenever my heating and ac device is not functioning properly, my sleep is not nearly as good as it usually is. I thought everyone knew this, but after talking to my friends and a few coworkers, it turns out not everyone is cooling their homes at night, and therefore not having the quality sleep they could be having, and sleeping issues are quite common, so finding simple methods to improve sleep without medication is always a plus. Anyways, this was just an interesting fact that I have learned that I wanted to share with everyone.