I really like the air conditioned dog park

Again, we stayed almost two hours but I didn’t feel tired or sick afterwards

I think I must have sat in the sun too long because I was not feeling well after I took the dogs to the dog park. We must have been at the dog park for nearly two hours. I didn’t feel bad while I was there but when we got home, I felt a little dizzy getting out of the car. I managed to make it inside of the house, with both dogs, and then I fell to sleep on the couch. The cool breeze from our air conditioner felt so nice. I ended up sleeping for over two hours. I never take naps like that but after I woke up, I felt much less dizzy but I had a bad headache. I know it was due to too much heat and sun. With the seasons getting warmer, I have to be careful. I told the dogs that we wouldn’t be going to the dog park again for a while. However, less than a few days later I found that they absolutely had to go. Both of them were just bouncing off of the walls. Then I got an idea and I searched for air conditioned dog parks. I didn’t think that I would find anything but I actually found an air conditioned, indoor dog park only about 10 miles from my home. I loaded up the dogs and went. It was so nice and comfortable inside of the dog park with the air conditioner on. Again, we stayed almost two hours but I didn’t feel tired or sick afterwards. The dogs had a lot of fun too. We will definitely be going back to this air conditioned dog park.

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Dirty ductwork may be cause for health issues

I don’t imagine that breathing all of that dust in is very healthy.

I don’t know why but ever since we moved to this new neighborhood, I keep getting headaches along with sinus pressure. I don’t think I could just be allergic to the foliage because it is the same trees, flowers, and grass as our old place had. So it just doesn’t make any sense. Then a friend of mine told me that it could be our central heating and air that is causing my symptoms. She said that I should have a professional HVAC company come out and clean out my HVAC system, especially the ductwork. Apparently, her daughter kept getting an unexplained bloody nose. After she got her ductwork cleaned, the nosebleeds stopped completely. My friend said that the HVAC technicians pulled out a lot of crap from her ductwork. This got me to wondering if the ductwork in our new place was the reason for my sinus pressure and head pain. I never had the ducts cleaned in our old house and I never had any problems. However, I think it is worth a shot. Especially since my friend’s story got me thinking so I opened up one of the vent covers and saw that it is really dirty inside the duct. I don’t imagine that breathing all of that dust in is very healthy. Besides, I don’t want to use a bunch of medication to help me feel better. I think it would be cheaper, in the long run, to just get the ductwork cleaned. Even if it doesn’t help, at least the house will stay cleaner without all of that dust floating around.

 

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Air Purifier helping with Allergies and dry skin during the winter months

Around November in the city where I live, the cool air along with the humidity in the air is usually the cause of dry skin and allergies. Working in a hospital, I found this to be very irritating to my hands especially. I was constantly washing my hands and using hand sanitizer. My hands were drying out quickly, even with lotion. I decided to look into a home air purifier. I had heard that these units really help to improve the air quality in the home. I was happy to find out that I could afford a home air purifier. My spouse and I saved our money for about 6 months before we schedule the installation of the home air purifier. It took a few months for the home air purifier to work efficiently. After the first month, I was wondering if we had wasted our money on this new system. As we started to get deep into the winter months, we noticed the air in our home was so clean and we could really tell the difference. It is wonderful to wake up with a clear head and not a sore throat every morning. The home air purifier has really changed the way my family feels in the winter. Our dry skin has also significantly improved. I would recommend a home air purifier to anyone that struggles with dry skin or allergies in the winter, or anytime during the year. The home air purifier turned out to be a great investment.

 

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New A/C Unit Changing the Temperature of my Fish Tanks

Fish tanks are a fun hobby and bring a little bit of nature into the home.

There are freshwater tanks and saltwater tanks. You can create an environment using rocks, sand, sculptures, and even live plants. Each habitat and species of fish require a different temperature, amount of light and attention. I have African Cichlids in my tanks. They thrive in a warmer climate. I recently moved into a new house and did not realize that I had placed the fish tank directly under the A/C vent. I did not think much of this at the time. When we had the AC unit replaced, I started to notice my fish acting strange. They would not eat and were slow moving. I then noticed that the air from the air conditioner was making the water too cold for the fish. Apparently, our old HVAC system was not as efficient as this new one because I am constantly having he use the aquarium heater. I am also considering moving the tank to another location. I think it would be best if the air conditioning was not blowing directly over the aquarium. The water heater is a great accessory to have. It helps maintain water temperature and keep the fish happy year round. It is really nice to have an aquarium where the fish and safe and healthy, but it is also wonderful to have an air conditioner that works at peak efficiency.

 

Air conditioning maintenance

Anxious to shut down air conditioner

This summer has seemed to last forever. When the warmer weather first showed up, I was delighted. I couldn’t wait to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and get a tan. However, we’ve now had five straight months of temperatures in the mid eighties with extremely high humidity. Being outside is not all that enjoyable. I spend most of my time inside, running the air conditioner. Although my cooling system is quite energy efficient, it’s still costing me a fortune in electric bills. I had the air conditioner serviced by a licensed HVAC professional in the spring. The technician completed a thorough inspection, cleaning and tuning. He made sure that the cooling system is operating at its best. I make sure to replace the air filter every month to keep the system running at peak efficiency. I’m still not happy about the expense. Because of the brutal heat and humidity, the air conditioner is blasting nearly non stop. I need to keep all of the windows closed to prevent energy waste. Without natural ventilation, the house feels musty. I vacuum, dust and scrub everything, but it’s not the same as welcoming in some fresh air. It’s now the end of September and the hot weather shows no signs of letting up. I’m a bit worried that the weather will switch from overly hot to freezing cold overnight. There might be no opportunity to open windows. I would prefer not to turn off the air conditioner only to start the furnace. I’d rather not switch from paying high electric bills to natural gas bills.

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Relying on different styles of heating systems to share the workload

My house is right around two hundred years old.

We are fortunate enough to have the original hardwood floors, doors, moldings and stairway.

Unfortunately, there is no conventional ductwork to facilitate whole-house heating. We are located in the northeastern part of the country, where the winters are long and severe. We get tons of snow, bitter windchill, and it’s not unusual for the temperature to dip below zero for weeks at a time. Heating are large, old house is a big challenge. We have installed several different types of heating units that share the job. In the upstairs, we have an ancient Moore gas heater that vents into the chimney. Despite the age and compact size of the heater, it keeps the second floor fairly warm. To make sure everyone is warm enough at night, every bed is outfitted with a heated mattress pad and heated blanket. A benefit of the Moore heater is that it keeps right on pumping out heat during a power outage. Downstairs, in the living room, we’ve installed a natural gas fireplace. The gas fireplace is beautiful and looks very much like a wood fire. It operates from a cordless remote and allows us to adjust both temperature and fan speed. The gas fireplace is quite energy efficient, clean and reliable. If there is a power outage, however, it is unable to start up. In the kitchen, we’ve installed a very small, ventless gas heater. I’m not all that happy with this unit. It requires constant maintenance. There are two separate air filters that need frequent cleaning. If the filters become even slightly clogged with dust, the heater refuses to shutdown. It keeps blasting at maximum capacity and I worry about it overheating. Because the heater is ventless, it creates an oily film on the windows in the kitchen.

 

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Clouds brighten my day

I am one of those people that love the rain, and that love cloudy days. For some reason, bright sunshine and blue skies make me feel slow and tired, and dare I say, even depressed sometimes. A lot of that probably has to do with the fact that I lived in the southwest desert for so many years, and it was real hell! You never had rain, you never saw a single cloud, except on very rare days, and it was just the absolute worst air quality, temperature and climate all around! I would never step foot back there if you paid me a million dollars to do so! Now, living back in the normal part of the united states of america, I can enjoy cloudy days, rain, and cool weather with great air quality! Also on these cloudy days, I do not have ever run my central air conditioning system even if its summer! The natural air mixed with the rain outside cools my house down pretty darn good! Also, come to think of it, my central heating and air conditioning system hardly gets used even in the winter! I chose to live in an area that has wonderful natural climate control, and where the air quality is that to die for! I really can not express how happy I am now! For years, being stuck in that desert hell hole, I truly could not stand living every day in nothing but dry air conditioning with lousy air quality every minute of the day, night and even most of the entire year!

 

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Not wanting to move with the times

I am someone who never has moved with the times. Everything about me is old school as they say. From my way of life, to the music I listen to, and even the technology I use (with the exception of the internet). One thing that I really did not like of modern technology is all this wifi and smart technology. I did try out a lot of things that were wifi and they always had some kind of flaw or issue in connecting to be able to even work! This was very much the case with a wifi smart thermostat I wasted money on. The smart thermostat was supposed be so “smart”, but it never worked right. The concept of the smart thermostat is brilliant I have to say. And, I really do wish that this wifi smart thermostat actually worked! Because it would have made my heating and air conditioning system use a lot different, and it would have really helped keep my electric bills down during the most extreme weather. I would have been able to leave the heating and air conditioning system off when I was not at home, then flip it on while I was on my way home from wherever I was. But, this just would not work for me! I ditched the smart thermostat and returned it to the heating and cooling business I bought it from. They asked me if I wanted a replacement and I told them no thank you! I am totally done messing with anything wifi or anything that has anything to do with “smart” technology. HVAC equipment or even cooking related (if such a thing exists).

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Our fish need good climate control

Fish tanks are a fun activity and bring a little bit of nature into the home, but there are freshwater tanks and saltwater tanks! You can create an environment using rocks, sand, sculptures, and even live plants, and each habitat and species of fish require a different temperature, amount of light and attention… I have African Cichlids in my tanks.

They thrive in a warmer climate.

I recently moved into a current house and did not realize that I had locationd the fish tank directly under the air conditioner vent. I did not assume much of this at the time. When all of us had the AC component replaced, I started to notice my fish acting strange. They would not eat and were slow moving. I then noticed that the air from the cooling system was making the water too cold for the fish, but apparently, our aged Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan was not as efficient as this current 1 because I am always having he use the aquarium heater. I am also considering moving the tank to another location. I assume it would be best if the a/c was not blowing directly over the aquarium. The water furnace is a enjoyable accessory to have. It helps maintain water temperature and keep the fish ecstatic year round. It is easily nice to have an aquarium where the fish and safe and healthy, however it is also attractive to have an cooling system that works at peak efficiency.

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Relying on different models of heating systems to share the workload

My lake house is right around several hundred years old, but both of us are lucky enough to have the original hardwood floors, doors, moldings plus stairway… Unluckyly, there is no conventional ductwork to facilitate whole-house heating.

Both of us are situated in the northeastern area of the country, where the winters are long plus severe. Both of us get tons of snow, bitter windchill, plus it’s not unrespected for the temperature to dip below zero for weeks at a time! Heating are large, aged lake house is a huge challenge. Both of us have installed several different types of heating units that share the job, in the upstairs, all of us have an outdated Moore gas furnace that vents into the chimney, however despite the age plus compact size of the heater, it keeps the second floor fairly warm, to make sure most people is overheated enough at evening, every bed is outfitted with a heated mattress pad plus heated blanket, and a benefit of the Moore furnace is that it keeps right on pumping out heat while I was in a power outage. Downstairs, in the residing room, we’ve installed a natural gas fireplace. The gas fireplace is beautiful plus looks absolutely much like a wood fire. It operates from a cordless remote plus allows us to adjust both temperature plus fan speed. The gas fireplace is quite energy efficient, disinfect plus reliable. If there is a power outage, but, it is unable to start up. In the family room, we’ve installed a absolutely small, ventless gas heater. I’m not all that enthusiastic with this unit. It requires constant maintenance. There are several separate air filters that need frequent cleaning. If the filters become even slightly clogged with dust, the furnace refuses to shutdown. It keeps blasting at maximum capacity plus I worry about it overheating. Because the furnace is ventless, it creates an oily film on the windows in the family room.

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