I’m very hopeful right now

Two of my roommates have positions at a testing laboratory that’s suddenly becoming a growing industry. This supplier has managed to buy out whole hospitals as well as districts all for the sake of growth. It’s also a great place to work, offering fantastic starting pay as well as lots of possibilities to travel up the ladder for anyone who is willing to learn. All one has to do is attend extra meetings and pass the latest certification tests to be cleared to work in other areas of the lab. Their dress code is even pretty relaxed, as you don’t need to wear a suit there at all. The only rule is that you can’t have any skin showing, so if you wear a dress, then you have to wear tights or leggings underneath. Some employees don’t bother with a cardigan or a jacket, since most of them must wear their white lab coats anyway. However, depending on what lab you work in, you may want to dress extra warm. The more sensitive the tests are, the colder the temperature control needs to be. The drug testing wing is usually pretty comfortable, but one of my roommates complains that going into the virus testing section is constantly a nightmare because it’s freezing there. The building HVAC unit must be completely high-tech to handle all of the variables. He swears that wing is below 60 degrees, which is awful for him because he delivers all of the samples for testing. So unlike the lab workers who can bundle and get used to the cold, he’s constantly moving from a different A/C temperature to the next.

air duct sealing 

What a ductless unit can do

Last month, our utility bill significantly increased but none of us could figure out why. Two of my roommates and I started going over everything, trying to identify what the problem was. It’s the middle of the Summertime, so the energy bills here are usually pretty low. And since no one has an A/C unit, there were no apparent suspects to speak of. Firstly, each one of us looked at our fans; we all have these absolutely nice, high-end floor fans that create adequately cooling air. So every one of us looked up their specs online and tried to figure out how much wattage they pulled to run. Even with us running them all the time, it wasn’t enough to explain for the bill increase. They’re still fans, and so they barely pull that much wattage at all. Every one of us inspected the whole home to make sure none of the lights were being left on, especially in the garage where we can easily forget to turn off the lights when taking out the trash. Still, there were no lights being left on. Finally, I printed out the entire digital bill to compare it to last month’s bill. I was wondering if maybe the price per kilowatt had gone up and I hadn’t noticed! But no, the bill definitely noted that the price had stayed the same; every one of us had simply used more electricity. Every one of us didn’t figure this out until one of us handed the mail off to our seventh roommate, which included a small package. It was a part to the new supercomputer he had finished several weeks ago to play with his friends online. The new laptop was so powerful it made the utility bill shoot up over fifty dollars.

indoor air quality 

I try to be creative

Every morning before light, my coworker and I are responsible for opening the local coffee shop. We serve a variety of flavors and roasts, but are the most famous for our store version of coffee. We also serve a best selling danish, as well as twenty different varieties of pastry. We have never had any concerns opening the store on time, until last week that is. That particular morning, my coworker and I had arrived at four in the morning to prep for the morning rush, and found out the heater was not working. It was freezing inside the building and about twenty degrees outside. I could not feel my hands and did want to take off my sweater. We tried to do as much prep as possible, while we just hoped the heating system needed time to warm up. But even with the coffee pots running, the inside temperature  was still only 52 degrees. I decided to call the owner of the store, hoping he would call the furnace repair center. He didn’t answer the phone, and I called about twenty times. I finally decided to keep the closed sign on; a lot of folks were upset, but we couldn’t seat patrons in these conditions. Since we couldn’t reach the owner, we waited until seven to open. When the sun came up, things started to warm up. The owner finally called back at noon, but the heat still wasn’t running. When I told him that we opened late due to the heating issue, he decided to call a furnace repair shop.

central heating 

The problems here keep getting worse

My grandfather died more than nine years ago, but our grandma has been great living on her own! At first, my wife and I were anxious about this, but everything was being kept up with. But finally, about a year ago, we started to notice things deteriorating. I first noticed the mail was piling up in the mailbox. When I asked about it, grandma seemed really confused. After that, I started to notice other things. We tried to get her to move in with us, but she was too fond of her independence. I worried about her health and safety constantly. One evening last week, she called us quite calmly explaining that she thought the furnace was on fire due to the amount of smoke coming from it. I told her to get out of the house and called the fire department. Immediately thereafter, I called the neighbor and told him to keep on eye on grandma until I could get there. Once I did arrive, the fire department was already there. Inside the house, the firefighters were looking for the furnace and grandma pointed them to it. The firefighter came back out of the house carrying the toaster oven. He said that grandma believed it was the furnace and the actual furnace was completely fine. At this point, we decided to talk to grandma again about moving in with us. This was an excellent reason.    

portable heater 

We’re having some trouble here

During the winter weeks, the weather around here can get icy cold, as well as treacherous! It’s not uncommon for the snow to pile up several feet high, and last December was among the worst. Due to the weather, my teens were out of school most of the time.  We had snow storm after snow storm, with no seeming end. With icy conditions as well as freezing rain, the schools would stay closed for a few days every week. Fortunately, I work from home. I can be here with the kids, if they end up being home all day. They spent ten days stuck at home in December; I was ready to pull my hair out of my head! Since it was cold outside, they could not go outdoors to run off steam. They were arguing as well as fighting constantly, and  one day, I heard a loud bang followed by a loud oops. I walked into the study room, to find the space heater knocked over on its side. There was a puddle of liquid on the floor, clearly from the space heater. Whatever liquid came from the space heater stunk terribly and would not come out of the carpet. I was angry with the kids for causing such a mess. Luckily, the section furnace still worked just fine. I scrubbed the floor with every cleaner in the house, but nothing worked. I had to call a professional carpet cleaning dealer to remove the oily stain from our study room carpet. I can still see a faint circle of oil on the carpet. It is a physical reminder that the youngsters cannot be left alone for more than a few hours.

heater for sale 

I don’t want to mess with things

My HVAC is so inefficient that I was forced to buy a ton of ceiling fans.  When I rented my apartment, the landlord told me to never call him about the air conditioner because it had supposedly just been cleaned and given a proper tune up, so it works great he said.  Well, something is wrong and I want to call him. This thing can’t cool my apartment effectively. At the moment, the lowest I can get the temperature to drop is 75 degrees. I like the air to stay at 73 and that just won’t happen.  The system constantly cycles on and off throughout the day. I know it’s terribly inefficient and damaging to the motor, but I’ll take whatever little bit of AC I can get. The air conditioning got so weak that I invested in ceiling fans.  They are able to keep the cold air pushed down so it keeps the rooms cooler and when the AC isn’t on they’re better than nothing. Even with the HVAC and ceiling fan combination, I am sweltering in my tiny condo. This has to be enough reason to call the landlord; you don’t pay to live in a sweatbox.  There has to be something wrong with the entire system and I’m sure the statement about the tuneup before I moved in was a lie. This thing is old and dirty and needs an actual tuneup.

I love how the sun feels

The interview I have scheduled for Monday is looming on my mind and I’m considering skipping it.  Even though I had been looking for a teaching job for seven months, the job I have now is online even if it doesn’t pay very well.  It allows me to set my own hours, travel, and work as little or as often as I would like. I genuinely love it and I am not even sure I want to be a teacher anymore.  But still, I scheduled the interview and feel like I should go. The central reason I want to skip it is the grueling heat! My thermostat says outside temperatures have been 90s most days.  And if I want to look professional, I have to wear clothes designed for 50 degree weather. Just thinking about the long shirt and long pants I’d have to wear makes me realize I can’t fathom wearing it to my car.  I’d have to rely on my car’s AC to keep me as cool as possible on the way there, throw on the clothes when I arrive, and then pray the school has cold air conditioning. If I couldn’t manage that I’d have to wear a short skirt and that’s not appropriate to wear to a job interview at a Christian school no less.  I kind of doubt they’d give me the job at that point. Just the process of it all sounds terrible. I would much rather sit at home in my bathing suit and work online while I do my thing in the comfort of indoor air conditioning.

Commercial HVAC 

Harmful spores are being spread everywhere

I recently had some complications with unusually high energy bills, unpleasant smells in the house, plus chilly spots in many rooms.  Although the furnace seemed to be running non stop, it couldn’t keep up with demand. When I hired an Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier for repair, he checked the plan plus informed me that the problem was holes in the duct system.  These leaks were allowing the heated air to escape before it ever reached the supply vents. He recommended Aeroseal, which is a patented technology that targets leaks from the inside. The process involves pressurized air plus polymer adhesive particles which stick to the edges of the leak, gradually build up plus complete an effective seal.  The Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier started by plugging the registers in the home with foam. This would then force any air to escape by way of the holes in the HVAC duct. He performed a pretest on the duct plan to determine the extent of the problem, then began the sealing process. He clogged the air conditioner indoor coil, fan plus furnace to prevent the sealant particles from entering the inner finally workings.  Non-toxic, UL tested plus approved particles plus air was injected into the duct system. The air is put under pressure, which keeps the particles moving plus sends them out through the many holes. The entire procedure was controlled by the computer plus provided the ability to watch the results. After completion, the computer provided an analysis plus proof of success. There was no smell, mess or disfigure, plus the whole process was handled within a couple of hours.  

air purifier 

I should take the air filter out

I recently had some issues with unusually high utility bills, unpleasant smells in the house, & cold spots in many rooms.  Although the furnace seemed to be running non stop, it couldn’t keep up with demand. When I hired an Heating, Ventilation, & A/C corporation for repair, he checked the system & informed me that the problem was holes in the duct system.  These leaks were allowing the heated air to escape before it ever reached the supply vents. He advocated Aeroseal, which is a patented technology that targets leaks from the inside. The process involves pressurized air & polymer adhesive particles which stick to the edges of the leak, gradually build up & complete an effective seal.  The Heating, Ventilation, & A/C corporation started by plugging the registers in the apartment with foam. This would then force any air to escape by way of the holes in the HVAC duct. He performed a pretest on the duct system to determine the extent of the problem, then began the sealing process. He congested the air conditioner indoor coil, fan & furnace to prevent the sealant particles from entering the inner really workings.  Non-toxic, UL diagnosed & approved particles & air was injected into the duct system. The air is put under pressure, which keeps the particles moving & sends them out through the multiple holes. The entire procedure was controlled by the computer & provided the ability to watch the results. After completion, the computer provided an analysis & proof of success. There was no smell, mess or disfigure, & the whole process was handled within a couple of hours.  

Sealing the thermal energy

I recently had some troubles with unusually high energy bills, unpleasant odors in the house, plus chilly spots in several rooms.  Although the oil furnace seemed to be running non stop, it couldn’t keep up with demand. When I hired an HVAC contractor for repair, he took care of the method plus informed me that the problem was holes in the duct system.  These leaks were allowing the heated air to escape before it ever reached the supply vents. He recommended Aeroseal, which is a patented technology that targets leaks from the inside. The process involves pressurized air plus polymer adhesive particles which stick to the edges of the leak, gradually build up plus complete an effective seal.  The HVAC contractor started by plugging the registers in the condo with foam. This would then force any air to escape by way of the holes in the HVAC duct. He performed a pretest on the duct method to determine the extent of the problem, then began the sealing process. He restrained the a/c indoor coil, fan plus oil furnace to prevent the sealant particles from entering the inner finally workings.  Non-toxic, UL took care of plus approved particles plus air was injected into the duct system. The air is put under pressure, which keeps the particles moving plus sends them out through the various holes. The entire procedure was controlled by the iPad plus provided the ability to watch the results. After completion, the iPad provided an analysis plus proof of success. There was no odor, mess or destruction, plus the whole process was handled within a couple of hours.  

air conditioner