My husband wants to move south but I’m not so sure that’s a good idea

The temperatures down there get so high in the summertime that you absolutely have to have a great air conditioning system.

My husband has been bugging me about moving south but I really don’t know if that’s a good idea or not. We’ve been living in this part of the country for a long time. We’ve been in our current house for about twelve years, and we have had no problems at all with our HVAC system the whole time that we’ve been living here. We have an oil furnace and a central air conditioning system here, and we always have our local HVAC company come and do maintenance on our furnace every fall when the weather starts cooling off. I credit our local HVAC company with keeping our old HVAC units functioning for such a long time. Right now, since we’re thinking about moving south, we are also thinking about what kind of air conditioning system we are going to have to get. The temperatures down there get so high in the summertime that you absolutely have to have a great air conditioning system. And honestly, since the A/C will have to run basically for months at a time without stopping, I think that we should look for a house that has a high efficiency air conditioning system already installed in it. That way we won’t have to worry about being able to keep our house cool enough without breaking the bank with our cooling bills every month. I just don’t know if it’s a good idea to move somewhere with such high temperatures if we don’t know what kind of air conditioning system we will have to deal with.

 

 

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My parents’ anniversary is coming up and I’m going to get them a great present

Hopefully all that is going to change when I buy their new digital programmable smart thermostat system

My parents’ big 40th anniversary is coming up in a couple of months, and I’ve been stressing out about getting them just the right gift. They’re kind of hard to buy for because they don’t like traveling and they refuse to use spa services or get massages. That’s why I decided to think outside of the box for this anniversary and go to our local HVAC company to see what I can find as an anniversary present for them. My parents have been thinking about getting a new thermostat system for their house and I think I am going to surprise them by buying the thermostat for them. I’m going to spring for a new digital programmable smart thermostat system that my dad will be able to program from his smartphone. My dad will absolutely love being able to adjust his heating and cooling preferences from his office or when he is on the road. My mom won’t care about that since she refuses to use a smartphone. She’s more old school than my dad is, and that’s probably the reason that they still have the old thermostat that was in the house when I was growing up. Hopefully all that is going to change when I buy their new digital programmable smart thermostat system. I am hoping to get the thermostat installed for them as a surprise for their anniversary, too. I know that it will be tricky to be able to get the HVAC technician snuck into their house when they aren’t there to get the thermostat installed, but I’m going to try to get it done anyway.

 

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The HVAC system at my favorite coffee shop is the best

I really love this little coffee shop that opened up a few blocks away from my house.

  • It is really nice and cozy and they have a wood burning fireplace in the front seating area with a big overstuffed chair.

I love to take my laptop in there and work in front of the fireplace. I have found that during the winter, I actually end up saving myself money by working there, even though I always buy coffee and donuts when I’m there. So even though I do spend some money when I’m there, I know that I’m actually saving money by being there and heating up with their HVAC system and their nice little wood burning fireplace. See, my house stays really cold during the winter, no matter how high I seem to turn up the thermostat. The heating system in my house just really isn’t up to par and the heating that blows through the air vents always feels a little bit lukewarm. I have to plug electric space heaters in all over my house to help with the heating and that ends up costing me a fortune. I wish that I had a fancy, high efficiency heating system, but I just don’t have the money to have an HVAC company install one of those for me right now. So I make do with having a space heater in my bedroom at night, and during the day I leave the thermostat turned off. I just go to the coffee shop to work instead. I’m so glad they have a great heating system there! That place is really the best one in town.

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I own an HVAC company but I don’t run specials like most of my competitors

I run a local HVAC company that I own outright.

I don’t have any investors or anyone else on the board of the business.

It’s me and me alone making all of the decisions for my little privately owned heating and cooling company. Sometimes it’s a challenge, but usually I love it. I love all of my HVAC clients and dealing with the public is fun and challenging sometimes. Once in a while I wish that we had more business, especially for new installation HVAC customers. Most of my competitors here in town are always running ads and specials so they can get more customers. It’s very obvious to me that they don’t have enough heating and cooling customers so it always seems to me like they are a little bit desperate. I don’t ever really feel like I am desperate enough to have to resort to radio and television ads, though. It’s pretty weird to me. Usually I have enough clients just by using word of mouth advertising. I am happy that most of my customers are pretty happy with the service they get from my HVAC business for their furnaces and air conditioning systems. It makes me proud to know that they are out there saying all kinds of good things about me and my HVAC business. I would be upset if I did have to run a lot of HVAC ads around here on a regular basis. I know that radio and TV and print ads can really add up to a lot of money after a while!

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My parents’ anniversary is coming up in addition to I’m going to get them a fantastic present

My parents’ big 40th anniversary is coming up in a couple of months, in addition to I’ve been stressing out about getting them just the right gift. They’re kind of hard to buy for because they don’t appreciate traveling in addition to they refuse to use spa services or get massages. That’s why I decided to guess outside of the box for this anniversary in addition to go to our local Heating, Ventilation, in addition to A/C company to see what I can find as an anniversary present for them, my parents have been thinking about getting a new thermostat method for their apartment in addition to I guess I am going to surprise them by buying the thermostat for them, however i’m going to Spring for a new digital programmable smart thermostat method that our dad will be able to program from his smartphone. My dad will really appreciate being able to adjust his heating in addition to cooling preferences from his office or when he is on the road. My mom won’t love that since she refuses to use a smartphone, but she’s more old school than our dad is, in addition to that’s entirely the reason that they still have the old thermostat that was in the apartment when I was growing up, but hopefully all that is going to change when I buy their new digital programmable smart thermostat system. I am hoping to get the thermostat installed for them as a surprise for their anniversary, too. I guess that it will be tricky to be able to get the Heating, Ventilation, in addition to A/C specialist snuck into their apartment when they aren’t there to get the thermostat installed, however I’m going to try to get it done anyway.

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The AC repair just got worse and worse

The air conditioning in my rental home has constantly been a problem.

  • My landlord is not a guy that I can just call too.

A rental company works for the guy and I need to go through them first. I put a request online, someone gets back to me and then I have to jump through hoops before anything gets done. The guy who owns the house never talks to me or knows what is going wrong. I would like to think that guy would be more on it for repairs. For example, it took months to get the leaking roof fixed. I almost gave up too. The house would have been ruined with water damage if nobody got to it. Now my newest complaint is the AC. For months I had known the cooling device was faulty. It was dirty, making loud noises and frequently would turn off. I right away told the rental company that the AC system needed either a tune up or a cooling repair. Nobody got back to me. So I changed the air filter, cleaned the condensate drain and wiped down the cooling coil. The AC ran a little better after that. But, there was definitely a worn part. The AC then started making louder noises and I complained more. I still have not had anyone get back to me and I now have no cooling. The AC system won’t even think of turning on. What used to be a small cooling repair is now a major disaster. All of this could have been avoided too.

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Worth it spending more on the room for good HVAC

The nicer hotel, the better HVAC situation.

You really do get what you pay for when staying the night at a hotel.

I used to cheap out on vacation with my accomodations. My rationale was that I will hardly be in the room. On a tropical vacation I will be at the beach, drinking at the bar or exploring the town. On a colder vacation I tell myself that I will spend most of the day hiking and experiencing the culture. While a lot of time is spent out of the room, there are still moments in the room. Sleeping at night is rougher in a crappy hotel. Taking a shower or manueving in a cheap hotel is not easy. Typically the low cost places have terrible water pressure, awful beds and very little space. In the tropics a window air conditioner is all that is there. The cooling device is usually dusty, old and leaks water. On a colder vacation, the central heating equipment is typically run by a thermostat the customer cannot access. So you are at the mercy of heavy heating or little heating. I have been in rooms where I have tried to open windows the heater was on so high. Spending a little more for where you sleep really does make a difference. An extra hundred bucks a night gets you a better shower, space to open a suitcase and typically a thermostat. Controlling the heating and air might not seem like a big deal at first, but after a long day out, having quality HVAC is nice.

 

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Discovering a giant hive of bees in the wall of our living room

My husband Dave and I joke that our home was something of a disaster when we purchased it. We tore the floor tiles up and found tons of dead bugs underneath. It was disgusting. Behind the water heater there was a full blown mouse skeleton. The worst was when Dave and I took down the wall in the living room. We were pulling down big pieces of plaster without a care in the world. All of a sudden, a big chunk of the wall fell down and revealed a giant beehive. The hive was three times bigger than a basketball. It also was overrun with active honey bees and they were not happy about being disrupted. The bees flew around and spread throughout the living room. Dave and I ran out of the home. We stood outside and didn’t know what to do. The bees didn’t appear to be calming down. We weren’t confident about removing that giant hive and dealing with so many angry bees. Dave finally hired a bee removal service to take care of it. The process of relocating the bees was fascinating. The professionals were all dressed up in full suits. They had tons of equipment and obviously knew exactly what to do. The one guy told us that they hoped to relocate bees whenever possible. Bees are important for the environment and honey farms are happy to take the bees. The bee relocation team was impressed with the size of the giant hive. They handled the hive very delicately and managed to move the bees without harming them.

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Bees keep building a nest in the light pole outside our office building

The guy takes the time to clean around the light, removing any debris from the nest

I am the owner and operator of an SEO company. I have leased an office building downtown. The building is new and modern. I love the location in the middle of the city. I am happy with our accommodations, except for 1 complaint. Unfortunately, bees just love to nest inside the light fixture located right by the office entrance. Every summer, the staff contacts me and tells me that they can’t get inside the building. The light is quite tall. I would require a ladder in order to spray the bees. Plus, the bees fly out of the light and are angry. I don’t want to be in the middle of a swarm of aggravated bees. I now follow an effective procedure. I keep the number of a bee relocation service programmed into my phone. I have gotten to be on a first name basis with the secretary, owner and bee removal team leader. I contact them and explain that it is happening again. The bee removal and relocation service arrives at the building within the hour. They put on of the team up with a lift so that he can spray the light fixture. Then they use another piece of equipment that looks like a hose. The guy safely sucks up the bees and contains them in a basket. The bees are transported to a honey farm. The guy takes the time to clean around the light, removing any debris from the nest. The service does a great job.

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Disturbing ground nesting bees in backyard

When I was ten-years-old, one of the most frightening things I had ever seen was bees flying out of the ground.

My brother and I were playing soccer in the backyard.

I remember sinking into what felt like sand, When I picked up my sneaker foot, all these bees then just flew out of the ground and surrounded me. I was so terrified that I raced around the lawn and finally made it inside the house. The entire backyard was filled with angry bees flying around. My mom then contacted a bee removal company to deal with the problem. She had no idea how to get rid of bees that are underground. My mom thought about trying to spray them but was afraid of getting stung. The bee removal team showed up in this seriously cool head covers and full on suits. It looked as if they were using guns but it was spray to soothe the bees. They dug up the dirt a little bit in order to get to where the bees had nested. They told us that ground nesting bees aren’t usually aggressive. The bee removal service asked to relocate the bees rather than kill them. They wanted to move them to a honey farm where their honey would be collected and sold. My mother and I liked the idea of the bees finding a new home. We asked for the location of the honey farm and bought honey from them several times. We thought it was cool that the honey might have been made by our bees.

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