More people should be thinking about going green these days

I feel that it’s important that people choose to go green these days. With all the improved energy options that have come about over the years, people really don’t have much of an excuse not to go for greener options. I have heard people say that it’s just too expensive to pay for options such as geothermal HVAC systems, electric cars, and other types of methods to minimize pollution to the environment. To those people, I say there are flexible payment options. If you can afford that new car fresh off the lot, then you definitely can afford a nice geothermal heat pump system! And you have to think about which thing will make you feel better down the road. Do you want to know that you are literally improving other people’s health by lowering the amount of pollution sent into the air? I mean honestly, all this pollution affects the air quality in unthinkable ways, and this is something people should be mindful of. Now just imagine if everybody started using geothermal HVAC systems which create zero combustion and therefore virtually zero emissions. With zero combustion, there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. What about all the poor souls who die from that every year? There’s so many benefits to going green with modern HVAC technology, and I genuinely hope more people will catch on and do the right thing. If you can’t go for a nice geothermal HVAC system, you should at least consider going for a vehicle that causes less pollution like a hybrid or electric car.



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I was understanding at first, but I’m tired of the excuses from the HVAC professional

I never really had any issues with an HVAC professional until recently.

I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t like to give all the business to just one place, I like to give all the places a chance. Recently, I saw an advertisement for a new HVAC company in town and I thought I would give these guys a chance. When I booked my appointment with this HVAC company, the operator on the phone warned me that they were pretty busy as they gained a lot of business in a short time frame. I said I didn’t mind, and they set the date for me. I actually cleared my schedule for that day thinking that at the worst, the HVAC professional would arrive towards the end of the day. Well, the day went by and I never heard a word from the HVAC company. The HVAC professional ended up calling me the next day and apologized because he was stuck at another customer’s home. He said he definitely would make it that day if that was fine with me, and I said that would be okay. Of course, the whole day went by again, and I couldn’t believe I took two days off straight for nothing! The HVAC professional called me up again and said he was sorry again for some other excuse he provided, and said he would arrive in the morning. I thought about it for a second and told him he better be there on time. I was planning on going into work after he took care of the HVAC maintenance, but he still never showed. I’m done with this HVAC company and I don’t care if the HVAC professional calls back, I’m scheduling with a different company who won’t waste my time and I plan on writing a bad review for this HVAC company.


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You should invest in good HVAC options for your business

A little message to all the business owners out there, if you are looking for good morale with the staff members, get a nice HVAC system.

It’s not just about having a nice HVAC system, but keeping up with the regular service needs.

The air filters need to be changed on-time regularly so that the air quality doesn’t become compromised. It’s also just a good habit in general to practice regular air filter changes to improve energy efficiency and lower your energy costs. If you really want to be a big hit with the staff members, go for a UV air purification system. In my opinion, all businesses should be equipped with such air purification systems anyway to help prevent the spread of dangerous viruses. Anybody who understands how a UV air purification system works would know that the UV light actively works to destroy all sorts of pathogens and also bacteria, mold, and mildew. If you don’t want that nasty stuff becoming an issue in your work environment, why not invest in the HVAC options that will keep the work environment healthy and comfortable; a genuinely safe work environment. Studies even show that employees that feel comfortable in the work environment perform much better than those who do not feel comfortable by a relatively large margin. It also goes to show that places of business that value the health, safety, and comfort of their staff members do a lot better than companies that fail to provide for the needs of their employees. So a word to the wise, be sure to invest in good HVAC options!


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My brother managed to secure the spot for hosting the holiday party this year

While we were making family plans with all our family members at the last major meeting, my brother had to announce with his wife that they had radiant heated floors installed.

This was exciting to practically everybody in the family, but I knew that my brother just wanted to overstep me because I was certain that we would host the family holiday party at our home.

My brother and I have always been competing against one another for as long as I can remember, that’s just the way it goes with us. It didn’t matter that I already had a nice fireplace at my home with an impressive ductless mini split system with multiple zones, my brother’s announcement all but secured his turn to host the holiday party. It’s something we always do during Christmas break and its usually a very joyous event. I can’t remember ever being at one of these events where everybody didn’t have the most wonderful time. I guess I can say that it doesn’t necessarily matter where the party is held, but I do feel it’s important to provide everybody with their turn. It just irks me that I couldn’t get our home ready this year for the event, because my wife and I had so many great ideas for party decorations. I could have mentioned the fact that we had a new UV air purification system installed, but I was positive that everybody wanted to experience the radiant heated floors more than anything else. It doesn’t matter that we have superb air quality and a system that eradicates harmful pathogens.



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I may not be an HVAC expert, but I do alright with my equipment

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have as much knowledge as an HVAC professional when it comes to HVAC repairs and maintenance. Friends and family tell me all the time that I should consider having an HVAC professional come out to check things for me, to make sure everything was going smoothly with my HVAC equipment. The thing that they don’t realize though is that I have studied how to work on my particular model of HVAC and it wasn’t especially hard for me to figure it all out. Most of it to me seems self-explanatory, and it just makes sense to me. Maybe I am just lucky and have that particular talent naturally that others might struggle to acquire. I don’t know what it is, but I do know that I feel entirely comfortable working on my HVAC, I don’t even care that I voided the warranty a long time ago which my friends and family always love to shove in my face. I don’t feel the need to go to school to learn this type of work personally. I mean perhaps if I wanted to do this sort of work for a living, I might consider getting into school for official HVAC certification, but that’s just not in the cards for me. I’m just happy saving a sizable amount of money by working on my own HVAC and I don’t see that changing, I’ve never had a problem I haven’t been able to solve with my HVAC equipment. Maybe one of these days, I might come across something that is beyond me, but somehow I doubt it.
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My brother loves to start projects, but rarely finishes them

My brother has always been known to start different projects and never really finish them.

He always says he’s going to get that old 68 mustang restored, but it’s just been sitting in his garage for over a decade mostly just collecting dust.

Last year he became really excited about installing a new ductless mini split in his home. His central HVAC still works, but it’s very old. He figured he would save a fortune installing a ductless mini split on his own without getting a professional installation. Well, he got most of it installed which to me was surprising enough, but I was not surprised when he just quit. He said that the electrical part of the installation was confusing to him and he was nervous about hooking up the wiring. I told him he should just call up an electrician and they would be able to handle that part, but he never did. I tell you, everytime I go there to visit and see those indoor ductless mini split units just sitting there doing nothing, it bothers me. I finally was able to talk to a buddy of mine who is an electrician and I asked if he would help my brother for a reasonable price. My brother tried to refuse the help even though my friend offered a very reasonable rate to take care of the electric hookups. I finally talked some sense into my brother even though he insisted he could do it on his own. My buddy made the work look easy and not before long, the ductless mini split was working beautifully. My brother says he could have done it. Maybe he could have managed it, but it would have taken years to get around to it.

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I really had to learn some energy saving tips fast

When I first bought a house, I was disappointed with how costly my energy bills were. It started with having to crank the cooling system all the time. I was so disappointed about how expensive the electric bill was that I decided not to use the A/C system as much. Of course, I had to use it a little bit so that I was not dying from heat exhaustion in my own home, but I relied more on the fans and I was able to get by without feeling too awful. There were days when I had to crank the A/C a little more than normal, but nobody ever felt comfortable in my home. Eventually, a friend asked me why I put myself through the torture and I told him how I didn’t want to have to pay for such expensive cooling bills. He then told me that I should look into different energy saving tips, because he was certain that I could save a lot of money. When I asked him for an example of an energy saving tip, he said that for starters I could seal up my home a little better. He said that my home was probably lacking insulation, so I should look into improving that and I could put plastic on my windows or even invest in more energy efficient windows. This was all a lot to think about and I worried about dipping into my savings, but I realized that it would be a good investment for my home to get new windows. I ended up having new windows and I tightened up the house better and improved the insulation. Everything was expensive, but my energy bills went down significantly and I was able to set the A/C system at a more comfortable setting!



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The newbie of HVAC maintenance

I suppose that a lot of people take their HVAC systems for granted, like it will always work without having to keep up with the maintenance.

Perhaps there are not a lot of people who think that way, but I sure took my HVAC systems for granted when I rented different properties over the years. Sure, I realize that the heating and cooling equipment had to be maintained to some degree, so I would change the air filters and things like that. But rarely did I ever worry about having the HVAC professionals come out to take care of things. It’s probably because the HVAC system wasn’t mine to worry about, but I should have been more concerned about things like air quality in the house and if the HVAC system might break down in the middle of the winter. Fortunately, I never had the HVAC break down during an inconvenient time, and when it did break down, I just called the landlord to do something about it. When I finally became a homeowner though, it took my HVAC system breaking down for me to actually get off my butt and do something about it! This time, it was in the winter when my heating system quit working. The HVAC professional had to teach me that I had to get my HVAC maintenance done regularly before the peak heating and cooling seasons. He said I needed to use better air filters as well and it wouldn’t hurt to get my ductwork system cleaned more often. I felt like a total newbie when it came to HVAC maintenance.

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I should have listened to my wife and bought a new cooling system first thing

I don’t know what I was thinking, actually believing that we could get by the summer season without any cooling equipment.

After buying a new home with my wife, I thought we should mostly focus on renovation work and getting the place looking nice.

My wife said we had to get a nice cooling system before the summer months rolled upon us, but I said we could make it through the summer just fine. I figured we could use the ceiling fans since there was one in every room pretty much. She seemed worried about me not thinking it was necessary to invest in a good cooling system, but I even mentioned how we had a few window A/C units for backup in case we needed them. Well, we definitely ended up needing to use them when the temperatures became so unbearable that it was hard to be motivated to do much of anything. I realized with the intense summer heat that we could not live this way. I ended up calling the HVAC company, but we had to wait a good while with the miserable heat before we were able to get a new cooling system installed. I wish I would have listened to what my wife was saying previously, but sometimes I just make the most foolish decisions without thinking things through. It was the happiest day when we were first able to crank on the central cooling system, and it works great at keeping our home cool. The best thing of all is that it’s incredibly energy efficient with a great SEER rating.
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I never put too much thought into indoor air quality before

I never really thought much about the tiny particles floating around in my breathing air until my brother started talking about how important indoor air quality is.

He asked me if I was okay when we could actually see dust particles floating around.

He said it wasn’t just dust I had to worry about, it was dust mites, mold spores, viruses, and all kinds of other nasty things I didn’t really want to think too much about. I was able to get the point right away, I had to improve the air quality in my house so I asked what I should do. He said first of all, I had to reach out to the HVAC company to discuss the options. He said the least I could do is have a powerful air purification system installed along with a good ductwork cleaning every so often. When I spoke with the HVAC professionals at the HVAC company, they were basically telling me the same stuff. They said their modern UV air purification systems were a big hit, especially for dealing with pandemics. We went over ductwork cleaning and we spoke about the type of air filters that should be used in the HVAC. The HVAC professionals managed to talk me into going for HEPA filters because they remove 99.9% of contaminants. After speaking with my brother earlier, I knew I wanted to get all that extra crap out of my air; I wanted good air quality. So I went for the UV air purification installation, a ductwork cleaning, and we have been using HEPA filters. The air quality is so good now, arguably better than my brother’s and I think he’s a little jealous about that.


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