Reading my thermostat

Just last week, I went on a tropical island holiday. I had been saving up for it for various weeks and was just blissful to be able to get away and relax for a little while. I had a marvelous time, of course, but there was  one interesting and amusing thing that I noticed. A […]

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Ductwork is not worth the installation and care

Ductwork really is a pain for any homeowner to deal with. Most older homes are not fitted with air ducts and that is just as well. The ductwork in homes is never a good thing. For starters, ductwork installation is a mess. Do you have asthma or allergies? Well ductwork installation requires a HVAC technician […]

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We’re loving this climate control system

I recently went to a caribbean island for the first holiday I have taken in years, however it was good fun, of course, and nice and relaxing. I spent our days swimming, snorkeling, lounging on a palm tree-laden beach, and trying new cuisine, and the single most crucial factor in our holiday, though, was the […]

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HVAC in the waiting room

There is something rather ominous about waiting rooms, don’t you think? I usually really enjoy people-watching, but whenever I am in a waiting room, this activity starts to freak me out. If I am at the doctor’s office, it is usually all too easy to tell why people are in the waiting room. If I […]

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HVAC at my parents’ house

My parents live in the middle of the countryside. They have a great little cottage situated in some fairly dense forest, and they don’t have any neighbors within spitting distance. They really enjoy their solitude up there in the woods. My parents did not live in that cozy little cottage when I was a child. […]

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Saving energy

One thing that I know I could do better at is being more careful with my energy use. I am definitely not as careful as I should be when I am at home, and my utility bills suffer for it. When I had a good job and low rent, this was not that big of […]

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Cleaning day

I really, honestly, detest cleaning, so I tend to let it pile up embarrassingly before I get to it. When I do get to it, though, I like to knock everything out at once, cleaning the entire house from top to bottom. Yesterday, I decided to have a long-overdue cleaning day. I was excited to […]

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What’s up with the air ducts?

My husband as well as I are getting ready to retire We think it’s finally time, as we have both worked from our early teen years until our late sixties. I guess it’s high time we slowed down. Our kids agree as well as are looking forward to us being able to watch their kids […]

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furnace fire

My Mom and Dad got a new gas furnace for our house, when I was about twelve years old. I didn’t really know anything at all about home repairs, or even the furnace. My Mom and Dad seemed really happy to have a new furnace, but they argued for two days about the cost to […]

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Grandma visiting means HVAC tune-up

My grandmother was coming to visit my wife and I in the southeast. It was a really big deal, because my grandmother hardly ever travels outside of her state. This would be a very long trip of nearly a thousand miles, and my grandmother is about ninety years old. My Gram is a hoot, so […]

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