Ductwork is to blame for air quality complaints

I never realized the importance of the duct system concealed inside the walls, ceilings and crawlspace of my home.

Since the pipes are out of sight, they were also out of mind.

I’m very diligent about having the furnace and air conditioner serviced professionally every year. I know that this regular upkeep is necessary to keep all the many parts operating at their best. it didn’t occur to me that while the heating and cooling equipment share the workload, the ducts work pretty much all year long. It makes sense that contaminants would build up inside. Over time, small holes form and the seams can separate.These issues have a big impact on the performance of the furnace and air conditioner. Restricted airflow forces the system to run longer and work harder to meet the demands of the thermostat. Extended cycles, higher energy bills and rooms that are overheated or chilly are indications of clogged ducts. If there’s leaks, the heated and cooled air is allowed to escape. Since the maximum amount of heated air isn’t reaching the intended destination, this again puts a bigger demand on the furnace and air conditioner. Problems with the ductwork increase the chance of malfunction and shorten the lifespan of the equipment. It wasn’t until I had some complaints with indoor air quality that I started paying attention to the ducts. I called a local HVAC contractor to make recommendations to solve the problems with unpleasant odors and excess dust. He figured out that the duct system was to blame. After duct sealing and cleaning, there was a significant improvement in the cleanliness, smell and comfort of my home.

HVAC equipment

Could we win a new air conditioner?

My friends and I went to the county fair this weekend.

They had many different games, rides, and food stands.

One of my favorite things about the fair is the game. I never have much luck, but one of these days I am going to win a giant stuffed dinosaur. My friends and I spent most of the day on Saturday at the fair. They had a special on the admission price if you brought a can of food for the food drive. We only paid $5 for our admission instead of $15. That gave me an extra $10 for funnel cakes, frozen lemonade, and a turkey leg on a stick. While my friends and I were at the fair, we signed up for a contest to win a new air conditioner. Summer is only two months away and I could really use a new air conditioner for my mobile home. I purchased a new air conditioner for the bedroom last year, but I know that the air conditioner in the living room is almost ready to die. It has been making a strange noise for the past 2 months. I’m sure that my friends and I won’t win the air conditioner at the fair, but we decided it wouldn’t hurt to enter the contest. They are going to announce the winner of the new air conditioner at the end of the day on Friday. That is the last day of the fair and the last day that anyone can sign up to win the prize. All of the winners will be notified the very next day.

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Canceling our trip costs us a heap of cash

Some of my friends just got back from vacation.

They showed us all of the photographs they took while hiking, windsurfing, and relaxing.

They decided to go to the lake for two weeks. They rented a pretty large cabin with access to the water. While they were there, they went out on a boat and did some fishing. I heard they caught a lot of different fish like trout, perch, and catfish. I don’t eat fish, but it’s fun to catch one on the hook. I have not been on vacation in several years. The last time my wife and I were going to take a trip, we had to cancel at the last minute. We lost the money that we paid for our airline tickets. Two days before the scheduled trip, my wife and I found out that we needed a brand new HVAC system. It was a huge burden on our budget and we knew it was a bad idea to go on vacation after spending all of that money on a new HVAC appliance. Next year, we are trying to go on a cruise. We already booked the trip, but we made sure to choose a refundable package. In the event of a huge emergency, I want to be certain that we will get all of our money back. I am the most excited to snorkel with tropical fish,. sharks, and dolphins. My wife is excited to have two weeks away from work and the kids. I know we will haver a great time on vacation as long as we don’t have anything come up until then.

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I won’t be going back to that place again

I honestly don’t get sick all that often, but I really got sick when I went to this house party the other weekend.

I thought it would be a good time and all, but I was actually wrong.

I don’t know how anybody else was okay at the party, but I started feeling sick shortly after I arrived. They had good music and all but the air quality was terrible. I even noticed that there was a lot of dust sticking to surfaces. I figured that meant that the air filter hadn’t been changed in quite some time. I asked the guy who was hosting the party about the air filter and he said he didn’t know when it was changed last. He actually let me check it out when I told him I would do that for him, and the air filter turned out to be entirely clogged up and nasty. I told the guy that if he didn’t change his air filter, the air quality was going to get worse and his HVAC system could break down. He thanked me for the tip and I told him I was going to be on my way. I had to get out of there in a rush because honestly, looking at that dirty air filter made me want to throw up. I’m glad I didn’t drink any beer while I was there or I probably would have thrown up for certain. I’m glad I didn’t make a fool of myself, but with the way that guy neglects his HVAC, I don’t think I’ll ever be returning for anymore of his parties.

 

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Portable heating unit for the win

Because of that heating device, I became rather popular because my room was the ideal place to hang out with better heating and comfort.

I was really excited about going to college, but I was also a little nervous about how it was gonna be. I actually had a really cool roommate so I was thankful for that. I learned something disappointing though, that the winter weather was no joke and the heating system in the dorms wasn’t all that great. Evidently, they didn’t get much heating system maintenance done at the school, and the heating system had all sorts of problems. Evidently, it was an ancient boiler system that they used. I told my roommate not to worry because I actually packed a portable heating unit with me. My parents actually gave it to me as a going away to college gift and it was very thoughtful of them. When I first used that heating device, it was great. I no longer felt entirely chilly in our dorm and my roommate was also as thankful as me. Because of that heating device, I became rather popular because my room was the ideal place to hang out with better heating and comfort. College actually turned out to be a pretty good experience thanks to that extra heating power with that portable heating unit. It helped me work on my school work easier and everything. I also loved all of the attention I was able to get from the girls, they also happened to love the additional warmth from the portable heating units. I think there were some guys that were actually jealous and I noticed some other guys actually picked up some portable heating units of their own.

 

 

Air duct cleaning

Way too hot in here

This house of mine is really starting to bother me with all that is wrong with it.

I won’t get into all the little things, but I will tell you about one of the main issues in this house.

That is the fact that it is too darn hot in here! No matter what I set the thermostat at and no matter how often I run the central air conditioning system it is still super hot! It is not an air flow issue from the vents of my central heating and cooling system. I had a certified heating and air conditioning specialist check that out to make sure it was not the problem. It is just the layout of this place. I have thought about having some serious professional home renovations done and rebuilding certain sections of the house. But that would cost thousands of dollars that I do not have at the moment to even think about doing that. So the only way to keep my house cool as can be is to crank the central air conditioning system with the thermostat set at 72 degrees. Then on top of that I will run a few floor fans at the same time to blow the cool air around the house. This works and actually cools my house down within a few hours of it all going at the same time. But this is something that I hope to not have to do the rest of my life. This method of cooling my home really is rough on my monthly energy bills.
Heating and cooling equipment

Insulating the windows

I spent a lot of money recently on insulation. This was not for my house itself. It was just for the windows. The reason I had to buy all this insulation was because I was needing to put in a few window air conditioning units. I chose to get rid of my central heating and air conditioning system recently because it just cost too much money to run. With the rising cost of energy bills, running a central heating and air conditioning system was just a killer on my bank account. There was really no energy saving tip in the world that could have made me keep my central heating and air conditioning. I had read about getting space heaters and ductless mini split air conditioning systems. However I would have had to spend a small fortune just to have enough of those to be able to heat and cool my entire home. So I got a hot water boiler for my heating and I am putting in these window air conditioning units for my cooling. The insulation is needed because the windows are slightly larger than the actual window air conditioning units. By putting the insulation in it makes it not only so the window air conditioning unit will fit into place. But it also keeps the nice air conditioned cool air going strong throughout all the rooms in my house that I am placing these window air conditioning units in. The window air conditioning units really do the job great in cooling my home. I can not believe that I did not think of this sooner.

Air conditioning workman

Ductwork is to blame for air quality issues

I never realized the importance of the duct system concealed inside the walls, ceilings and crawlspace of my home.

Since the pipes are out of sight, they were also out of mind, i’m truly diligent about having the gas furnace and a/c inspected professionally every year.

I know that this regular upkeep is necessary to keep all the several parts operating at their best. it didn’t occur to myself and others that while the heating and cooling component share the workload, the ducts work pretty much all year long. It makes sense that contaminants would build up inside; Over time, small holes form and the seams can separate.These concerns have a sizable impact on the performance of the gas furnace and a/c, but restricted airflow forces the system to run longer and work harder to meet the demands of the thermostat, extended cycles, higher energy bills and rooms that are hot or cold are indications of clogged ducts. If there’s leaks, the heated and cooled air is allowed to escape. Since the maximum amount of heated air isn’t reaching the intended destination, this again puts a larger demand on the gas furnace and a/c; Problems with the air duct increase the opportunity of malfunction and shorten the lifespan of the equipment. It wasn’t until I had some complaints with indoor air conditions that I started paying attention to the ducts. I called a local Heating and A/C corporation to make recommendations to solve the problems with unpleasant smells and excess dust, and she figured out that the duct system was to blame! After duct sealing and cleaning, there was a significant improvement in the cleanliness, smell and comfort of my home.

 

Ductwork is to blame for air quality issues

Could we win a up-to-date air conditioner?

My friends plus I went to the county fair this weekend.

They had many weird games, rides, plus food stands, then one of my favorite things about the fair is the game.

I never have much luck, however 1 of these afternoons I am going to win a sizable stuffed dinosaur. My friends plus I spent most of the afternoon on Saturday at the fair. They had a special on the admission price if you brought a can of food for the food drive. Every one of us only paid $5 for our admission instead of $15. That gave myself and others an extra $10 for funnel cakes, frozen lemonade, plus a turkey leg on a stick. While my friends plus I were at the fair, we signed up for a contest to win a up-to-date a/c, and summer is only 2 months away plus I could entirely use a up-to-date a/c for my mobile home. I purchased a up-to-date a/c for the dining room last year, however I feel that the a/c in the living room is almost ready to die. It has been making a different noise for the past 2 months. I’m sure that my friends plus I will not win the a/c at the fair, however we decided it wouldn’t hurt to enter the contest. They are going to announce the winner of the up-to-date a/c at the end of the afternoon on Saturday. That is the last afternoon of the fair plus the last afternoon that anyone can sign up to win the prize… All of the winners will be notified the easily next afternoon.

 

 

Heating equipment

Could both of us win a new a/c?

My friends in addition to I went to the county fair this weekend.

They had several weird games, rides, in addition to food stands, one of our number one things about the fair is the game.

I never have much luck, however one of these days I am going to win a big stuffed dinosaur. My friends in addition to I spent most of the day on Sunday at the fair. They had a special on the admission price if you brought a can of food for the food drive. Both of us only paid $5 for our admission instead of $15. That provided me an extra $10 for funnel cakes, frozen lemonade, in addition to a turkey leg on a stick. While our friends in addition to I were at the fair, both of us signed up for a contest to win a new a/c. Summer is only several months away in addition to I could legitimately use a new a/c for our mobile home. I bought a new a/c for the bedroom last year, although I suppose that the a/c in the bedroom is almost ready to die. It has been making a weird noise for the past 2 months. I am sure that our friends in addition to I won’t win the a/c at the fair, however both of us decided it wouldn’t hurt to enter the contest. They are going to announce the winner of the new a/c at the end of the day on Sunday. That is the last day of the fair in addition to the last day that anyone can sign up to win the prize, then all of the winners will be notified the particularly next day.

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