Finding a dead rat in the vents of my HVAC

One evening, I noticed an odd smell coming from the AC vents in our dining room. I thought that it might just be the heat kicking on for the first time in a while, but then it started getting stronger. I was getting worried that this smell might be coming from the HVAC system. I had only smelled the smell of a decaying rodent once in my life, and I was hoping that I would not have to deal with that again. I went to bed and tried not to think too hard about the smell. The next morning, I turned the heater on and the smell was even worse! I was so stressed about this being a dead rat. I called the local HVAC company to come take a look. When they arrived, they could tell that I was very stressed about the situation. They took one whiff in the dining room and almost knew immediately what the smell was. I was so upset that I had to deal with rats in my HVAC. Not only were there rats in my HVAC, there were dead rats in my HVAC. I was so upset that I told them the cost of removal was not an issue and that I would be prepared to leave the house for as long as I needed to. I was so upset about the rats and my husband did not seem to care at all. I knew that the time would come that I would start crying about this, so I packed a bag and went on my way to the first hotel I could find. The air conditioner in the hotel was blowing the coldest, freshest air I had ever felt and I could not have been happier to be away from the rats!

 

Air quality systems

No AC in the kitchen while I was making bread

I love to cook and I have always enjoyed learning new things about cooking. I recently started baking and that is a totally different way of cooking. Learning how to control the temperature in your kitchen has a lot to do with the outcome of baked goods. In some places, you must bake at a higher temperature for a long amount of time due to the altitude. It is a very strange science, but it is fun and rewarding. My favorite thing to bake recently has been bread. I like to bake bread because it takes a lot of time to make the dough and the outcome is all dependent on how well you follow directions. I started some sourdough bread last week before I realized that the AC in my kitchen was not working. I went ahead with the starter before contacting my local HVAC technician. When I told him what was going on, he said he would send someone out right away to take a look. I was happy that the HVAC company was so concerned about the AC in my kitchen, but I was really more concerned about the effect it would have on the sourdough I was preparing to bake that evening. I told my husband what was going on and he came home from work to meet the HVAC technician. Men can be so dramatic when it comes to their HVAC systems. The HVAC system just needed to be restarted and it was as good as new!

 

 

Air conditioning install

AC broken at the gym

During the recent pandemic, many businesses were forced to close down. Hair salons, gyms and other small businesses had to close their doors until the government deemed it safe to reopen. One of the most missed of these businesses were gyms. When the gyms were allowed to reopen, people were lining the block to get in! In most cases, the people wanting to go to the gym were expecting the air conditioner to work in the building. One the first day back, the AC at a major gym in our area went out! The people inside did not realize this for about an hour. Usually, the AC at the gym is kept to a low temperature in order for gym goers to stay comfortable and happy while working out. I am sure this AC outage was very unexpected as the company had been closed for so many months. In order to keep their doors open, they knew they would have to act fast. The staff at the gym called a local HVAC company that had provided services to them in the past. Fortunately, this certain HVAC company was open for business. They were happy to come out and assist right away. The gym and the clients were very thankful that this was able to be repaired so quickly. Without this repair, the gym might have stayed closed for another month and they would never recover from that, financially. The HVAC technicians saved the day!

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Hot yoga studio heater broken

In college, I loved to go to a hot yoga class on a cold winter night.

One of the best feelings is walking into a yoga studio ready to work out and stretch and feeling the room heat up.

Most hot yoga studios are heated to 100 degrees. Sometimes, the classrooms are so hot that it causes people to pass out in the middle of a workout. I have only seen this happen once and the instructor immediately ran over to the thermostat and turned on the fans. It was so hot in that classroom! The guy that passed out was totally fine. It should be understood that a hot yoga class is not for everyone. People can be very sensitive to heat and high cardio workouts. If you are the slightest bit dehydrated, you could very well be putting yourself at risk of passing out during a hot yoga class. Sometimes, in addition to the central heating, there are electric space heaters placed throughout the studio to provide extra heat. In some cases, people pass out from the heat alone, even before the cardio section of the class begins. A room that is heated to 100 degrees can cause a risk to those who are dehydrated and overweight. The thermostat is typically set to 90 degrees and with the body heat from the other yogis, this can cause a huge spike in the temperature.

 

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Changing out the oil furnace provides lots of benefits

When my fiance plus I first purchased our home, it was equipped with an seasoned oil furnace that definitely needed to be replaced, although the oil furnace was still functional, it was seasoned plus not entirely energy efficient! When it was brand new, this particular model of gas furnace only achieved an 79% AFUE rating; There are current models that give a 98% AFUE rating plus minimize the cost of heating plus carbon footprint.

While both of us knew that installing a new oil furnace would give a significant savings plus eventually pay for itself, both of us had a long list of home improvements that took priority. The roof was leaking, causing a wonderful deal of water mangle plus both of us upset about the structural integrity of the house. The electrical wires were not up to code plus both of us didn’t have enough power outlets. The tepid water tank was rusted plus threatening to flood the basement plus all of the windows leaked air around them plus needed to be replaced, it took us many years to finally get around to investing in a new oil furnace. Along with superior energy efficiency plus lower utility bills, the modern oil furnace provides a higher level of comfort plus air quality. Instead of starting up plus shutting down in a repeated cycle, the new gas furnace runs at a lower speed for longer periods. It maintains a more consistent comfort plus doesn’t overly dry out the air. The longer run times allow greater air filtration plus result in healthier air quality plus a cleaner home. It also includes advanced safety features plus WIFI connectivity.

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Updating oil furnace provides tons of benefits

When our husband and I first bought our home, it was equipped with an ancient oil furnace that absolutely needed to be updated, and although the heating method was still functional, it was outdated and not very energy efficient, but when it was brand new, this particular model of gas furnace only achieved an 79% AFUE rating, there are new models that provide a 98% AFUE rating and minimize the cost of heating and carbon footprint.

While the people I was with and I knew that installing a new oil furnace would provide a significant savings and eventually pay for itself, the people I was with and I had a long list of house improvements that took priority.

The roof was leaking, causing a good deal of water injure and the people I was with and I distraught about the structural integrity of the house. The electrical wires were not up to code and the people I was with and I didn’t have enough power outlets. The hot water tank was rusted and threatening to flood the basement and all of the windows leaked air around them and needed to be updated, then it took us several years to finally get around to investing in a new oil furnace. Along with superior energy efficiency and lower energy bills, the modern oil furnace provides a higher level of comfort and air quality. Instead of starting up and shutting down in a repeated cycle, the new gas furnace runs at a lower speed for longer periods. It maintains a more consistent comfort and doesn’t overly dry out the air. The longer run times allow greater air filtration and result in healthier air quality and a cleaner home. It also includes advanced safety features and Wi-Fi affixivity.

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Updating the heater provides lots of benefits

When my spouse & I first purchased our home, it was equipped with an outdated furnace that really needed to be replaced.

Although the heating proposal was still functional, it was outdated & not very energy efficient, when it was brand new, this recognizable model of heating system only achieved an 69% AFUE rating! There are new models that deliver a 98% AFUE rating & minimize the cost of heating & carbon footprint.

While both of us knew that installing a modern furnace would deliver a significant savings & eventually spend my money for itself, both of us had a long list of apartment improvements that took priority. The roof was leaking, causing a good deal of water damage & both of us upset about the structural integrity of the house. The electrical wires were not up to code & both of us didn’t have enough power outlets. The sizzling water tank was rusted & threatening to flood the basement & all of the windows leaked air around them & needed to be replaced! It took us many years to finally get around to investing in a modern furnace. Along with superior energy efficiency & lower energy bills, the modern furnace provides a higher level of comfort & air quality. Instead of starting up & shutting down in a repeated cycle, the modern heating system runs at a lower speed for longer periods. It maintains a more consistent comfort & doesn’t overly dry out the air. The longer run times allow greater air filtration & result in healthier air quality & a cleaner home. It also includes advanced safety features & Wi-Fi affixivity.

 

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Bedside whole-house air purifier improved health

Our ten year old child has suffered with seasonal pollen irritations for years.

Both of us have tried everything both of us can suppose of & don’t entirely care about him being on medication all the time.

I am constantly researching holistic remedies for him & sometimes he is reluctant to try them. I was talking to friends the other day over dinner & a single of them recommended purchasing an whole-house air purifier for his room. Both of us already have a powerful HEPA filter on our Heating, Ventilation & A/C system so I never considered buying a component for his room. She told me that many other allergens that abound during the Springtime & Summer were brought into the home on bookbags, clothing, & even on our son’s hair. By having an whole-house air purifier in his room it would help to eliminate some of those that may be present in the room while he is sleeping. I am entirely happy to look into this. There are many of these devices on the market but my friend recommended that I get a single that uses water as the filtration element. She said that these types of filters have a good track record & that I could also put essential oils in it to give a unbelievable feature to the wipe air it emitted. I have looked into many unusual a singles that I can purchase online but I entirely feel I would be better off to check with my Heating, Ventilation & A/C company to see what he recommends. All I suppose is that if it improves my son’s health without pumping him full of drugs I am all for it.

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New RV with awesome Heating, Ventilation, & A/C

Years ago all of us bought a used RV & used it while the kids were young.

  • It was really seasoned when all of us bought it but all of us made it work.

The main thing was that all of us were able to take holidays at little cost & make memories with them while they were young! One of the things that the older RV lacked was any sort of Every one of us would plug in giant fans & try to blow the sizzling air out that built up hastily while in the Summer afternoons, but fast forward twenty years & all of us find ourselves owning a brand new RV. Not only is it a better floor plan but it has an onboard laptop that controls everything, and it has automatic leveling, a control panel to indicate how the holding tanks are doing, how much propane is left, & best of all a complete Heating, Ventilation, & A/C system… Every one of us can set the temperature to our liking. The plan will switch between heat, fan, & cooling separate from us having to do a thing. I never dreamed that all of us would be able to afford such technology but the cost of these items has come down dramatically over the years. This also makes running the plan more efficient which saves on propane when heating the camper. I remember the first time the kids came over to check out the new RV & they were legitimately impressed too. Although, they made a point about how all of us have all the comforts of new home now that all of us don’t have to have them tagging along. Every one of us told them that if they were nice they could come spend the evening with us sometime & care about the new rig too.

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Hot yoga studio gas furnace broken

In college, I enjoyed to go to a tepid yoga class on a frosty Winter time night! One of the best feelings is walking into a yoga studio ready to work out as well as stretch as well as feeling the room heat up.

Most tepid yoga studios are heated to 100 degrees.

Occasionally, the classrooms are so tepid that it causes people to pass out in the middle of a workout, but i have only seen this happen once as well as the instructor immediately ran over to the temperature control as well as turned on the fans. It was so tepid in that classroom! The guy that passed out was totally fine. It should be understood that a tepid yoga class is not for everyone! People can be absolutely sensitive to heat as well as high cardio workouts. If you are the slightest bit dehydrated, you could absolutely well be putting yourself at risk of passing out while I was in a tepid yoga class. Occasionally, as well as the central heating, there are electric space heating systems arenad throughout the studio to supply extra heat. In some cases, people pass out from the heat alone, even before the cardio section of the class begins, then a room that is heated to 100 degrees can cause a risk to those who are dehydrated as well as overweight! The temperature control is correctly set to 90 degrees as well as with the body heat from the other yogis, this can cause a sizable spike in the temperature.

 

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