What’s going on with the weather?

I feel like such a dope when I don’t dress right for the weather. Sometimes it’s been warm out for days and I go out in my light dress or sandals, when all of a sudden it gets cold again, unexpectedly. Then I feel like the only person around who got it wrong, while other […]

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Getting a new heat pump system

My husband Bill is a great guy, but he’s just a dreamer. He likes to pretend he’s going to do all sorts of projects for me. He says he’ll install a hot tub on the deck and enlarge my closet so I have room for all my shoes. Nice plans, but I know they will […]

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A fairly simple process

It wasn’t until I moved out west, I saw it never heard of a swamp cooler. When the real estate agent said that my new home was suited with a swamp cooler, I guessed she was talking about some soaked, marshy area in the back. After doing a bit of research, I realized that a […]

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Our HVAC equipment doesn’t need ducts

A while back, I was in a vehicle accident and ended up in a medical facility for several days. Once I was allowed to be released, I needed to convalesce at home for an extra couple of days. It was very difficult in my situation to get around, and I was forced to take most […]

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Completing the installation

I had a small studio where I taught adult fitness and self-defense. It wasn’t anything fancy, but I put money in for a good number of mats, and weights. The studio was a space in the basement of a neighborhood produce store. The mortgage payments were reasonable, and I wasn’t in charge of paying for […]

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My home is fantastic

Twice each and every year, I make sure to effectively clean my home throughout. I typically complete the cleaning in the spring and the fall. I dedicate a lot of time, effort, and many techniques to clean from the ceilings and overhead light fixtures to the flooring and furniture. The last time I started on […]

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The inner workings of my system

I am not sure if it’s just the luck of the draw, the poor condition of the equipment, or that my family is spoiled, but it seems that no matter what I do, I constantly experience trouble with our central cooling system.  My wife and I have four teenage boys. We live in a beautiful […]

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I should remove these odors

It is the end of March and the weather outside is starting to turn warm at long last.  Even though the bloodroots and iris are in bloom, the late afternoons and evenings can still get very frosty.  First thing in the morning, I crank up the heater for a few hours, until the warm morning […]

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HVAC equipment and the air handler

For as long as I can remember, each winter is a season of sickness for my entire family. I always wake up with a pounding headache. My wife talks about her scratchy throat and itchy eyes. Our oldest daughter is embarrassed about her flyaway hair, chapped lips, and irritated symptoms of eczema. My younger boy […]

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The winter weather

Your furnace’s efficiency rating is scored by their annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE. In a nutshell, this is supposed to mean the amount of energy that a furnace uses during the period of a year. It doesn’t matter whether the central heater is electric, or uses fuel, it is required by law to come […]

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