Shoddy HVAC technician has me second guessing

When it comes to air filter, I never really thought about which one to buy. I always just buy the same one every month. It is not the cheapest option. It is also not the most expensive one. It falls somewhere in the middle. However, when my HVAC system started acting weird, I called up an HVAC repairman and he told me, among other things, that I am using the wrong air filter for my HVAC system. He explained that my system required a stronger filter than the one I am using. The filters I have been using has caused a great deal of dust and debris to get into my HVAC system components. This made my whole HVAC system need to be professionally cleaned. The cleaning was not cheap either. I bought the filter that the technician had for sale. However, the next month I did some research and am really confused. The filter he sold me has a lower rating than the one I used before. Did the technician lie to me or did I just not understand right? I am starting to feel like he made it all up just to sell me the cleaning service and his brand of air filter. I have left him a few messages and he has not called me back. Maybe that is what you get when you don’t check the reviews before hiring an HVAC company. It looks like I am not the only one who was taken advantage of, based on the online reviews. Now I don’t know what to believe.

 

Heating and cooling equipment

Lack of service causes HVAC fire

I was surprised when I got home from work last night and found my neighbor on my lawn hosing down a grass fire.

It seemed that my HVAC air compressor had overheated and set my lawn afire.

I was glad that the fire had been put out quickly. However, I dared not turn my air conditioner back on until I had a professional look at if first. My regular heating and air guys were booked up and could not come out for 2 days. I called a few other places before finding an HVAC company that could come out that very evening. It turned out that the technician who came out was also the owner of the company. This told me that it was a very small company. I had some misgivings but I decided to give him a chance anyway. I am glad I did. It took him 2 hours but he got my air conditioner fixed. It started running better than ever by the time he was done. When I asked how I could keep my HVAC system from setting more fire in the future, he suggested that I have it serviced regularly. I laughed. I wasn’t laughing at him, I was laughing at myself. In the 10 years I have lived here, I never once had my HVAC system serviced. No wonder it almost burned down the cul de sac. I take good care of my car, and have it serviced multiple times a year. I guess I just never thought that my HVAC system required the same amount of attention in order to keep working right.

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Our HVAC won't fix itself

When it comes to air filter, I never legitimately thought about which 1 to buy.

I always just buy the same 1 every month.

It is not the cheapest option. It is also not the most fancy 1. It falls somewhere in the middle. However, when my Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan started acting weird, I called up an Heating, Ventilation & A/C repairman & he told me, among other things, that I am using the wrong air filter for my Heating, Ventilation & A/C system. He explained that my plan required a stronger filter than the 1 I am using. The filters I have been using has caused a good deal of dust & debris to get into my Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan components. This made my whole Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan need to be professionally cleaned. The cleaning was not cheap either. I bought the filter that the worker had for sale. However, the next month I did some research & am legitimately confused. The filter he sold myself and others has a lower rating than the 1 I used before… Did the worker lie to myself and others or did I just not understand right? I am starting to assume love he made it all up just to sell myself and others the cleaning repair & his brand of air filter. I have left him a few messages & he has not called myself and others back. Maybe that is what you get when you don’t check the reviews before hiring an Heating, Ventilation & A/C business. It looks love I am not the only 1 who was taken advantage of, based on the online reviews. Now I don’t know what to believe.

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Lack of maintenance causes Heating in addition to Air Conditioning fire

I was surprised when I got beach home from toil last night as well as found our neighbor on our sod hosing down a sod fire… It seemed that our Heating in addition to Air Conditioning air compressor had boiling as well as set our sod afire. I was ecstatic that the fire had been put out hastily, and however, I dared not turn our a/c back on until I had a professional look at if first, however my respected heating as well as air guys were booked up as well as could not come out for 2 days. I called a few other arenas before finding an Heating in addition to Air Conditioning supplier that could come out that really evening. It turned out that the worker who came out was also the owner of the supplier; This told me that it was a really small supplier. I had some misgivings but I decided to supply him a occasion anyway. I am ecstatic I did. It took him 2 hours but she got our a/c fixed. It started running better than ever by the time she was done, then when I asked how I could keep our Heating in addition to Air Conditioning system from setting more fire in the future, she suggested that I have it worked on correctly. I laughed. I wasn’t laughing at him, I was laughing at myself. In the 10 years I have lived here, I never once had our Heating in addition to Air Conditioning system worked on… No wonder it almost burned down the cul de sac. I take fine care of our car, as well as have it worked on multiple times a year. I feel I just never thought that our Heating in addition to Air Conditioning system required the same amount of attention in order to keep toiling right.

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The neighborhood HVAC man is retiring

After nearly twenty years of service, our friendly neighborhood HVAC repair tech Jerry is retiring.

  • Not only have we been able to rely on this amazing person for twenty years, but we he has become one of our best family friends.

Any party that we hosted or any birthday celebrations our kids were having, you could bet that he would be there. This HVAC repairman was around the entire time that our kids were growing up and it was always a party for them when we needed an HVAC repair check up on our air conditioning unit. Most people who aren’t as close to our family don’t know it, but Jerry was one of the main reasons why our son decided that he wanted to give being an HVAC repair tech a shot after high school. Jerry took our son under his wing during his internship, and now he is working as a certified repair tech for a great HVAC company a few hours away. It’s going to be extremely hard to find such high quality service now that Jerry is retiring, but it’s going to be even harder not seeing his warm and welcoming smile at our front door whenever we had a problem. As sad as we are we won’t complain too much though, most people would kill to have had the service and high quality that we have had during these past twenty years!

Heating and cooling equipment

Too much power in our AC

Some things in life are great most of the time, but too much of them can ruin them for everyone. In my personal case, the problem has to do with my heating and cooling unit. My partner and I have just moved into our brand new apartment and the first thing that we wanted to do in order to make it start to feel more like a home was have a new heating and cooling unit installed. The realtor had requested that the previous tenant update the unit before he sold it to us officially, but as most things in life, this request was ignored. When it came to replacing this unit we wanted to make sure we got the best heating and cooling unit that was on the market. I think that it’s fair to say we accomplished this, but now we have a problem. The heating and cooling unit is too powerful for our tiny one bedroom apartment! I swear, when I come home from work after a long day, the minute I walk into our house and the cooling is on I feel like I am walking into a blizzard or something. We have tried to have one of the guys we know who works at the local HVAC heating and cooling company to tinker with the unit and get it to be less powerful, but it has been to no avail. These types of units are meant to be as powerful as possible, trying to make them anything less than that just doesn’t work. I guess when the summer season is here we won’t regret our purchase as much, but for now we are having a bit of buyers remorse.

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Dirty duct system hinders performance of air conditioner

My husband and I owned our home for nearly twenty years before we got around to having the duct system inspected.

The only reason we finally had the ductwork professionally cleaned was because of problems with the central cooling system.

The air conditioner was costing us a fortune in electric bills. The system seemed to be running just about non stop and having difficulty keeping up with the heat. We kept lowering the thermostat, but the air conditioner simply wasn’t putting out enough cool air to handle demand. All summer long, our home had a musty smell and whenever it started up, my whole family would complain of headaches. Worried about the health risks of polluted indoor air quality, I finally hired an HVAC contractor for repair. The HVAC technician realized that all of our complaints with the central cooling system were caused by a dirty duct system. He found a sizeable buildup of allergens within the branching networks of pipes. There was a great deal of dust, insects webs, decomposing rodents and mold growth. Every time the air conditioner operated, it was spreading harmful toxins into our breathing air. The debris was clogging the pipes and preventing proper airflow. This was causing the air conditioner to struggle and putting excessive wear and tear on components. The problems were solved with a thorough cleaning process. The HVAC technician used a piece of equipment that included a long hose and brush attachment. The brush worked to dislodge stubborn contaminants which were then sucked up by the hose. The improvement in the performance of the cooling unit was immediate.

 

 

Indoor comfort business

Humidifier makes for a more comfortable home

In the northeastern part of the country, the cold weather often hangs around for more than half the year.

By the end of August, the nights are chilly enough that we need to start up the furnace. Within a few weeks, the heating system is running non stop. The temperature remains below freezing for months at a time and can dip all the way down to twenty-five below zero. The windchill makes it feel even colder. When the weather is cold, the air naturally becomes rather dry. With the furnace running, the indoor air becomes so overly dry that it causes problems. Insufficient humidity can pull the moisture out of wood furnishings, such as antiques and musical instruments, and lead to cracking. Static shock, chapped lips and frizzy hair are all consequences of dry air. Plus, low humidity levels dry out nasal passages and leave people more susceptible to respiratory infection and flu. It aggravates symptoms of asthma and allergies and can cause headaches, sneezing, coughing and restless sleep. Because dry air feels colder than properly humidified air, it forces higher thermostat settings and leads to more costly energy bills. The solution is a whole-house humidifier that incorporates into the heating system. The humidifier introduces moisture back into the air, operating quietly and requiring only annual maintenance. The three different styles of humidifiers are bypass, steam-style and fan-powered. For my home, I chose a steam-style humidifier because it operates independently from the furnace and allows me to customize moisture levels. Plus, it easily handles the square footage of the house, creating a far more comfortable space for my family.

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Quitting my job because it was too hard

So, I sadly had to quit, and I am now paying to go back to school to become a teacher

Well, I guess you can say I failed at my attempted career choice. After I went to school to become a certified heating and air conditioning specialist, I got a job at a local heating and air conditioning repair company. This heating and air conditioning repair company was the absolute best HVAC service in town. So I figured I couldn’t go wrong working for these people at all. The actual HVAC business was ran great, and all the people I worked with were very nice folks. Including my fellow certified heating and air conditioning specialists. However, it was the job of being a heating and air conditioning repair and installation specialist that was the major issue. I was able to pass my test obviously to get my HVAC certification. But, it seemed that the actual physical labor of the job and actually performing the heating and cooling repair and installation tasks were just something I really wasn’t getting, and I honestly could not handle it! I don’t have any health issues or anything like that, it was just proving to be that I am not a physical labor type person. I didn’t realise being a heating and air conditioning specialists was so much physical labor. So, I sadly had to quit, and I am now paying to go back to school to become a teacher. That was my second career choice. That one I know for sure will work out, because I am great with children! I have been since I was a teenager and babysitting my neighbor’s kids. So I have no worries here once I graduate from teaching school!

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The unknown HVAC brand

But, the way the 50 reviews I looked at were talking…this specific unknown brand of a central heating and air conditioning system sounded like the latest and greatest thing to ever hit HVAC technology! The price of this unknown HVAC brand was not too bad either.

Was Of Quality Sometimes, the unknown can be a very good thing. When it comes to different brands of HVAC systems, this can also be the case. I recently came across an unknown HVAC brand that I had never heard of before. It really made me curious when I was searching to possibly buy a new central heating and air conditioning system. So, I actually began researching into this HVAC brand to see if anyone bought one of these things, and to see what their reviews on the unknown HVAC brand was. Much to my surprise, this HVAC brand was very highly rated! I had to do a double take, because if anything, I was expecting to see people complaining about this HVAC brand being cheap and not working right. But, the way the 50 reviews I looked at were talking…this specific unknown brand of a central heating and air conditioning system sounded like the latest and greatest thing to ever hit HVAC technology! The price of this unknown HVAC brand was not too bad either. It really almost hooked me in to try it and take a chance. But, I was still a bit on the fence about it. This was because with the kind of money you have to invest in an HVAC system, if there was something wrong with it, and if these reviews happened to have been fakes placed by the company, I would be really up the creek and stuck with a real lemon of an HVAC unit. This was something I was not willing to risk at this moment in time.

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