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College life is great, except when it’s finals week. Everyone is stressed out and trying to cram in last-minute studying every chance they get. The main reason hate finals week is because it means that the library is going to be packed with people all trying to find a quiet place to study. I utilize the library for my studying during the entire semester, so it’s annoying when suddenly everyone on campus is in there. Yesterday when I arrived at the library, I headed upstairs to my usual spot. I noticed something was wrong because the air was very cold. This was very different because normally, I am very comfortable while studying there. I went down to the main floor to ask the librarian if she knew what was going on, and she told me that because there were more people in the library, that they had to turn the air conditioning up in order to keep everyone from getting too hot. I thought this was crazy, I’ve never felt too hot in the library. I hadn’t anticipated the change in temperature so I had not brought a sweater. I tried to study, but the shivering was just a distraction. I ended up taking my work and heading back to the dorm. I can’t believe that the amount to people in the library would raise the temperature enough for them to make such a drastic adjustment. Oh well,  I can’t wait until finals week is over, then I can return to my normal routine and the library can return to it’s normal temperature. Until in that time, I will have to study at home, but at least then I can control my HVAC unit.

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Heating and cooling that is damaged

As a mother in a big family , I’m a busy woman. Every single minute during the week is designated to something or someone, as well as I don’t have much time to spare. My several kids age between one and eight, so there’s a lot of business going on at our house. My parents and I are constantly shuttling them between university, dance, basketball, soccer, as well as playdates. In between all of this, my husband and I  both maintain full time jobs through the week. Anything I can do to keep us all together during the week, is something I’m interested in! However, this past weekend definitely showed the patience of my partner as well as me. It all started with our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C plan breaking down. Our thermostat controls said 71 degrees, however it felt like it was 90 degrees inside. WE had no idea why this was happening, because I just had our cooling units serviced less  than one month ago. Our kids began whining as well as complaining about the heat. Eventually, they all started walking around half dressed inside since we couldn’t get the A/c to work. My partner called our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C specialist to ask him to come take a look at the HVAC system, despite the fact that he said he wasn’t able to come by until Tuesday. I was mad to hear that we would have to go without air conditioning for so long, but accepted the offer. Whatever I could do to occupy the kids from realizing how unbearably hot it was without A/C was a challenge! We ended up going to the store that night to purchase some fans to take the place of the air conditioner unit until the Heating, Ventilation and A/C company could service it.

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HVAC is all broken

As a mother of five kids, I’m a genuinely tied up woman. Each minute in the afternoon is designated to something or someone, so I don’t have much time to spare. My multiple kiddos are all between two and eight, so there’s a lot of commotion going on at our home. My husband and I are constantly shuttling them between school, dance, hobbies, soccer, and playdates. In between all of this, both of us maintain full time jobs. Anything I can do to keep us all on the same page throughout each week, is something I’m interested in.  Although, this past weekend absolutely tested the patience of my husband and I. It all started with our Air Conditioning program breaking down. Our thermostat read 74 degrees, but it felt as if it was 100 degrees inside. We didn’t know why this was happening, because we just had our air conditioner worked on a month ago. Our youngsters began whining and complaining without the A/c. Eventually, they all started walking around half dressed due to the heat. My husband called our Heating plus Air Conditioning serviceman to ask him to come take a look at the system, but he said he wasn’t able to come by until the following Thursday. I was completely upset to hear that we would have to go without air conditioning for so long, but accepted the offer. Whatever I could do to occupy the kids to stop them realizing how hot it was without the cool air was a challenge! We ended up going to the store that night to purchase some fans to take the place of the air conditioner until the heating plus air conditioning company could service it.

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Damaged heating and cooling system

As a mother, I’m a undoubtedly busy person. Each minute during the morning is designated to something or someone, and I don’t have much time to myself . With my four kiddos all between two and eight, there’s a lot of commotion going on at our house. My partner and I are constantly shuttling them between college, dance, hoops, soccer, and playdates. In between all of this, both of us both maintain full time careers. Anything I can do to keep us all organized throughout each week, is something I’m interested in. However, this past weekend tested the patience of my partner and I. It all started with our Heating and Air Conditioning system breaking down. Our temperature control read 68 degrees, but it felt about 78 degrees inside. All of us didn’t know why this was happening, because we had the heating and cooling systems  maintained two weeks ago. Our kids began whining and complaining about the heat indoors. Eventually, they all started walking around half dressed inside because of the heat. My partner called our Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman and asked him to come take a look at the system, but he said he wasn’t able to come by until the following week. I was sad to hear that we would have to go without air conditioner for so long, but accepted the offer. Whatever I could do to occupy the children from realizing how hot it was without the cooling system was a challenge! We ended up going to the store that day to purchase some fans to take the place of the air conditioner until the Heating and Air conditioning company could service it.

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Busted HVAC

As a mother of three , I’m an entirely tied up woman.  Each minute we have is designated to something or someone, & I don’t have much time to spare. My more than three kiddos of all ages so there’s a lot of commotion going on at our house. My husband & I are typically driving them between college, dance, basketball, soccer, & playdates. In between all of this, my husband and I both maintain full time jobs. Anything I can do to keep us all sane throughout each day, is something I’m interested in, but however, this past weekend we were really tested. It all started with our HVAC unit breaking down. Our temperature control read 73 degrees, but it felt like 85 inside. None of us knew why this was happening, because we  just had the HVAC system taken care of two months ago. It was so humid and stuffy inside without the air conditioner. Eventually, the kids all started walking around half dressed inside because of the excessive  heat. My husband called our HVAC professional & asked him to come take a look at the system. Although they said that he wasn’t able to come by to service the cooling unit until Monday. I was disappointed to hear that we would have to go without the A/C for so long, but accepted the offer. Whatever I could do to keep the kids from realizing how hot it was without the air conditioner  was a challenge! We ended up going to the store that night to purchase some fans to take the place of the air conditioning  until the HVAC company could service it.

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Broken HVAC System:

As a mother of four, I’m a very busy woman. Each minute during the day is designated to something or someone, and I don’t have much time to spare. My four kiddos age between two and eight, so there’s a lot of commotion going on at our house. My husband and I are constantly shuttling them between school, dance, basketball, soccer, and playdates. In between all of this, we both maintain full time jobs. Anything I can do to keep us all sane throughout each week, is something I’m interested in. However, this past weekend really tested the patience of my husband and I. It all started with our HVAC system breaking down. Our thermostat read 70 degrees, but it felt like 80 inside. We didn’t know why this was happening, because we just had the HVAC system serviced two months ago. It was so hot and stuffy inside. Eventually, the kids all started walking around half dressed inside because of the heat. My husband called our HVAC technician and asked him to come take a look at the system, but he said he wasn’t able to come by until Monday. I was disappointed to hear that we would have to go without air conditioning for so long, but accepted the offer. Whatever I could do to occupy the kids from realizing how hot it was without A/c was a challenge! We ended up going to the store that night to purchase some fans to take the place of the air conditioner until the HVAC  company could service it.

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Quality HVAC units

I am from a southern state that is only now beginning to recover from the recent recession. In our neck of the woods, there were foreclosed houses everywhere. And there have also been a lot of hurricanes, so it is common to see abandoned houses with blue tarps on the roofs. When it is obvious that no one lives in a house, the outdoor HVAC unit is likely to get stolen. People who don’t care about right and wrong will go out in the middle of the night and unbolt the outdoor HVAC unit from the cement slab that it is sitting on and take it away in their trucks. That was happening all the time for a while. They would then turn around and sell them to homeowners who wanted a new HVAC unit or HVAC companies that needed HVAc units to install as part of their regular heating and cooling company work. I even heard that one time, when there were homes being built by a developer in this one area, someone came in the middle of the night over the course of a week and stole every single air conditioning unit. Then, when it was discovered, the HVAC contractor who was hired to replace the A/C units bought them back from the same guys who stole them. Therefore, the contractor paid double for the same air conditioning units. It is really a terrible crime. Sometimes, the thieves get really brazen and steal the A/C units from houses that are occupied. That is really ridiculous! Thank goodness my A/C unit is in my backyard!

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Older building and small heating system

Doing work in an older building has turned out to be interesting. I never thought anything of this until I moved into a gorgeous historic building downtown. We moved in the middle of spring and it seemed natural to only operate the ceiling fans to keep the offices comfortable. As the the summer months moved on, our offices got stuffy. We were surprised to choose the air conditioning system didn’t work nicely. Other tenants said it has been that way for months. We found a way to stay comfortable until the winter season moved in. I soon gave up seeking to wear enough clothes to stay warm in my office and bought a small to medium sized space heater. My heater was small enough to fit under my desk and quiet enough not to distract me from my normal work. I loved the heater I picked because it produced a heat that lasted for a long time. When I turned a heater on, the room heated slowly but it surely stayed warm for hours. I didn’t have to worry about the drafts coming from my windows and overpowering the heated air inside my office. My coworkers didn’t know I had bought a heater until they came into my office and felt that wonderful heat. After many emails to the building manager and owner, a HVAC technician was last of all called to investigate the building’s heating and cooling system. We were told the furnace system was ineffective and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t get a new furnace until next winter season. Instead of allowing us to be unhappy, the building’s owner apologized for causing us to use a personal heater to keep warm and gave us some sort of discount on our rent until the issue was made right. My organization is happy with that compromise. I can stay warm with my heater and pay less rent for a building that I love working in.

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Later HVAC tune up

Sporadically people will say better late than never. However, I think that late is sometimes far too late. When I went to schedule our Heating, Ventilation and A/C tune up appointment it was too late I believe. I had called and made an appointment for myself. However, at this point it was already getting chilly outside and the first snowfall was coming up quickly. I could not get an appointment until the next week at all. I needed to turn the Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit on because it had become colder within a couple of afternoons after I called. I was particularly starting to feel it right inside of our house. I wanted the home to be hot however, I could not get our Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit to start up at all. This is when I knew that I should have suggested the Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit tune up much sooner than I had. Now, I could have no heat in our home until the Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional was going to show up. When he did show up, he told me that he had to replace some things in the system. He had asked if the HVAC unit was working and I told him that it would not turn on. I could not get the heat to turn on for myself. It turned out that the heating coil had burnt right out and no longer worked at all. He had to replace the entire thing as well. If I had gotten our tune up sooner, this might not have been an issue for me. I actually tried so hard to turn it on but it just couldn’t manage it. I ended up paying some extra cash since it was going to be treated as a repair. I should have even busy a tune up in the Spring after I used it. Maybe the problem could have been caught much sooner than that.

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Our anniversary is going to be great

My fiance & I just celebrated our amazing one year anniversary, & we decided to take a short holiday to a nearby mountain resort. The two of us both took a long weekend off of work, used a few sick afternoons, & booked a home situated near a lake. Our anniversary is in the fall, so the weather can be a little unpredictable. Thankfully, the afternoons were nice & sunny, & we were able to spend the weekend kayaking out on the lake & hanging out on the unbelievable front porch. In the night, the stars really filled the sky, & we laid out a blanket in the shrubbery & just watched the stars & talked for hours. One of our favorite parts about the weekend is that the home came with this great, sizable fireplace in the living room, so we were able to sip our hot chocolate & relax in front of a roaring fireplace. One night, we even put marshmallows on sticks & used the fireplace to make a batch of s’mores! I was a little upset about being chilly in the night, especially since we were in the middle of the mountains, however the fireplace provided more than enough warmth to keep both of us really cozy throughout the chilly afternoons. There was also something truly romantic about curling up together next to a sizable fireplace, & it absolutely made our first wedding anniversary so special! The two of us were so impressed by the efficiency & simplicity of the fireplace that we are now thinking about having a similar fireplace installed in our home. The two of us already have a gas furnace as our heating unit, however it would be nice to have a fireplace as well, just in case we want to spend a romantic night together right at home!heating and air