We decided that we should put a new heater in

There is an unmistakably amazing feeling when you buy your first home. It gives you such a sense of accomplishment. It’s as if you’ve “arrived” in every sense of the word. I’ll never forget when I purchased my first home. I had just recently graduated college and gotten my first job as an engineer. I […]

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Switching the central air off

Don’t you just love the feel of a nice hot summer day? It may be brutal at first, especially when you wake up all hot and sweaty. But it sure does feel great to have a nice cold splash in the pool to look forward to. I have that privilege to look forward to every […]

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Cleaning out debris

After college, I moved back into my parents’ house. I wanted to start working at a job in my field of study, save money and buy a house. I didn’t want to rent an apartment while paying my student loans. I worked hard and bought a house that didn’t need a lot of work. It […]

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Looking for good HVAC service

My husband and I were really excited to have our house built from the ground up. I listened to all the horror stories of my friends and thought we would avoid the same fate. That was not true. The HVAC contractor that was called in to do our HVAC installation was not honest or ethical. […]

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This is a very efficient furnace

  It broke my heart to think of my grandmother living in the south without an HVAC system. She is a  sweetheart but she refuses to spend money on things she doesn’t think is necessary. She lives in the house that her father built and it doesn’t have an HVAC system. When my dad tried […]

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My restaurant is way too hot

Last weekend my husband and I went to a new restaurant in town for dinner.  The local paper gave raving reviews about the food and atmosphere, so I anticipated a near perfect evening out.  After wearing a new outfit and getting someone to babysit our daughter, we were out the door and on our way. […]

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I don’t like the extreme cold

My family and I live in what most people would consider extreme climates about 8 months out of the year.  Living in such extreme cold from September through April, I have always been appreciative of my heater.  But I came to a whole new level of appreciation last year during a severe snowstorm that left […]

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Loving my wood burning stove

After about three years of saving, my husband and I decided to take the leap and purchase our first home together.  We didn’t have a huge budget, so we were looking for something that was somewhat of a fixer-upper to save some money.  After a couple months of looking, we found the perfect place.  Well, […]

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Conserving some money

My kids had been begging for a new puppy for months.  Our 13 year old collie died last year, so I was on the fence as to whether we should get another dog.  Losing our collie was very difficult and not something that I necessarily wanted to go through again.  But my kids were relentless. […]

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The cold air feels great

I work in an office environment that allows us, for the most part, to control the indoor temperature according to popular vote. The problem for me is, I am a petite woman with a slender frame. Most of the people I work with are big, and by big, I mean heavy set with tall frames. […]

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