My wife is brilliant with her artwork

My wife was always serious about her painting work.

She has worked on all kinds of canvases and she shines when she paints the wall space in homes, that’s her favorite type of surface to paint on.

But with the familiar canvas she uses in her painting studio, she has painted some incredible pieces. She started out just selling them at the market or going to events to capture the eyes of numerous people. She has sold tons of paintings that way, but now she loves to display her pictures at art galleries so that they can fetch some of the highest prices. Sometimes when people ask her the secret behind her work, she says imagination goes a long way with it all, but she also needs the comfort to be able to get into her work. She says it’s like diving into a dream and capturing it all in a painting. Of course when we are dreaming, we tend to prefer those cooler climate control conditions. She doesn’t like to be disturbed so her painting studio is soundproof. She also has a ductless mini split so she is able to heat and cool her own space at her preferred temperature control settings. The thermostat she has is connected to her smart device so she easily can dictate what she wants the temperature control settings to be as she is painting. It’s truly remarkable how she gets into the work, but she doesn’t like to be watched when she is working. There was a time when she let me witness the process behind her work, but that only happened once.

 

HVAC technology

More schools around the country should incorporate this HVAC donation program

If everybody had this type of program all around the country, there wouldn’t be nearly as many people suffering with no climate control systems at home

I thought it was wonderful when the school started this program to donate window A/C units and portable cooling systems to families who were struggling. Basically the kids would go around and collect these cooling machines and take them back to the school to be donated. The program was such a huge success through the summer season that they decided to continue with the program in the winter season. Of course in the winter, they were collecting portable heating systems so long as they were working officially and inspected for safety. There were even people who chose to donate their whole HVAC units to other families in need which was extremely generous. Those people figured they wanted new HVAC upgrades anyway for something more energy efficient, so why not donate their old system that was still working fine. A lot of those HVAC systems that were donated could easily last another decade or so with regular maintenance and care. It’s just so hard for me to believe that we have this extremely successful program in our area and so many people are benefitting. The community is more than happy to look after one another and I believe more schools should incorporate this type of program. If everybody had this type of program all around the country, there wouldn’t be nearly as many people suffering with no climate control systems at home. When I think about all those people who are regularly suffering from intense heat or freezing to death in the winter, it breaks my heart. I want to do my part to help people.

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I was able to prove my skills to my boss and it paid off big time

Then she said she was going to hire me as an HVAC contractor and she provided me with the terms of the contract and how much I would be paid for my services.

When there was a problem with the HVAC in the office, I told the boss that I could fix it. She was skeptical at first but I told her that I was raised working on HVAC systems with my father and uncles. So she let me work on it with my tools and I only had to replace a few parts and get everything cleaned out thoroughly. The HVAC system was running like new again and she was impressed. After that, I worked on the ductless mini split she had working in her personal office and I got it to work better after I provided it with a tune-up and a good cleaning. Before I knew it, she was telling me that I was fired. It didn’t make sense to me at first because she acted like this was good news. Then she said she was going to hire me as an HVAC contractor and she provided me with the terms of the contract and how much I would be paid for my services. I thought the money was very generous and she told me after she saw the work I could do, she looked forward to working with me like this. I was suddenly making three times more than what I was making just working at the office building. I already knew the place inside and out and the boss had a great deal of respect for me. It’s very strange to me because I never went to get HVAC certified, but I guess that doesn’t matter if you can prove the skills you have.

hydronic heating

Seems that nobody wants to work right now

Things have been challenging for business since we have been dealing with the pandemic.

Having actual customers is not the problem we are facing in the fast food business, it’s the lack of people willing to work! I don’t know what the government is thinking of offering all these unemployment benefits. When people are offered more money to stay home than to work, what do they think is going to happen? We are regularly getting swamped by customers which is great, but when you don’t have the workers to handle the increase of fast food demand, we have a big problem! My employees are regularly stressed out to the max. I try to keep everybody comfortable with the ideal temperature control settings, but that doesn’t seem like enough. I also had a UV air purifier installed in our restaurant and I know everybody is thankful for that so that they can be safe. A lot of people are paranoid about getting sick while having to interact with so many people coming into the restaurant and even the drive-thru. I think that’s why a lot of people just don’t want to work right now, but I also know it’s the fact that lots of people are getting paid to just remain home, and that’s a big problem. We recently had to shut down the main restaurant area because of lack of staff and I have everybody just focusing on the drive-thru. I honestly don’t know what else to do. I am planning on getting a smart thermostat though so we can adjust the temperature control settings as needed to make everybody more comfortable.

 

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I wouldn't have any hot water if I didn’t have a furnace.

I keep telling my husband that we need to have the furnace serviced.

I hear all about all the times when people forgot to have their furnace or air conditioning unit serviced, and they would end up with all kinds of problems.

My husband asks me if we have hot water. When I answer that yes we have hot water, he says service is done. I was getting tired of this comedic routine of his. I wanted to know why we had never had an HVAC technician come to the house and service our furnace. He took my hand and took me downstairs to the furnace room. I looked at all the plumbing and I must have made a funny face, because he laughed. He told me we had a boiler system. The fuel was used to heat the water that heated the house. As long as we had hot water, we knew the boiler was working well. It made some sense, but not a lot. I really didn’t understand what he was talking about, but I guess it was okay. I trusted this crazy man. He started to tell me that we didn’t have any ductwork in the house. A furnace needs ductwork for the heat to be spread throughout the house. He also told me that if we had ductwork, we could have central air conditioning in the house. Ductwork was important for central heating and air conditioning. I told him it was a good thing we had a boiler system instead of a furnace. We would have even less heat than what we have now. He laughed at me again.

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My work was late and so was the HVAC tech.

I don’t think anyone really understands how I feel when it comes to my work.

I have to have perfect working conditions, or I can’t get anything done.

I am so easily sidetracked, that my husband gets upset with me. I look out the window for a second, and it ends up being an hour long daydream. If it is a bit too chilly in the house, and my hands are cold, I have a difficult time typing. This doesn’t help me when I have a deadline to reach. It also doesn’t help when it is too warm in the house. The heat makes me itch and then I definitely can’t get any work done. Last week, I was blaming the HVAC technician for my work being late. I had called to have my air conditioning unit serviced. I had an appointment, but the weather didn’t care when the appointment was. It got hot quickly and I still hadn’t had my air conditioning unit serviced. I had to turn it on to keep the house cooler. The AC unit had only run for about two days when it quit running. I called the HVAC company, but they had no service appointments available unless I wanted to make it an emergency. It actually was an emergency, but I couldn’t afford to pay the high price. By the time the HVAC technician arrived, I had been without AC for about a day and I hadn’t been able to get any work done. The HVAC tech was almost two hours late, which he blamed on the sudden onslaught of heat. I got snarky and told him my work was late, so why shouldn’t he be?
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It’s always harder when you’re not the owner.

It’s easy to tell people what they should do when there is a problem in their homes.

It is always easy to tell them what you would do, but you are the owner of that house, or the car.

When I was looking for new HVAC equipment, family and friends were all offering their opinion on what would be best. They told me about their air conditioning units and their furnaces. I was told how good radiant heated floors are, but someone else told me they regretted the decisions to have radiant heated flooring. They said it was too hot in the house, since every surface was heated. I had wondered about this, if you had radiant heated flooring in the bedroom. I would love to have warmer floors, but I also enjoyed having cool sheets. If the heating heated my sheets, I would not be a happy camper. I’m sure my wife wouldn’t be happy if her granite counters got heated, either. I was interested to hear if anyone had anything to say about the ductless HVAC system, but everyone was quiet. I wondered if it was because no one had any experience with ductless HVAC, or if they just didn’t know what it was. I finally got to the point where, if someone tried to tell me what I should do with the HVAC equipment, I either changed the subject, or I walked away from them. It is my home, and I wanted what my wife and I chose, and it had to be our decision and no one else’s.

Cooling

My grandmother was burning with a fever.

It was the hottest day of the summer, and I wanted to check on my grandmother.

I knew she was having trouble with her air conditioning unit.

My mother kept telling her that if the AC went out, she should contact one of us and we would bring her to our house until the heatwave ended, or until the AC unit was repaired. I knocked on the door when I got there, because I didn’t want to startle her. I knew she was home, because her car was in the driveway, but she didn’t answer the door. I pulled out my key and went into the house. It was so hot inside that it was all I could do to catch my breath. I called my mom and told her I was at grandma’s house and the air conditioning unit wasn’t working. While I had mom on the phone, I went in search of grandma. She was still in bed and it was two in the afternoon. I told mom the air conditioning wasn’t working and that the thermometer said it was 105 degrees inside. She said I should try to wake up grandma, but when I bent to kiss her forehead, she was burning up with a fever. I went to the bathroom and got cold water and put a washcloth on her forehead. Mom was only ten minutes away at work, and she was already there. We got grandma out of the house and into the car and into the air conditioning. I went back in, grabbed most of grandma’s belongings and we took her home. She wasn’t leaving until the air conditioning is fixed, and not even then if I have anything to do with it.

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My fiance is brilliant with her artwork

My fiance was typically serious about her painting work.

She has diagnosed all kinds of canvases plus she shines when she paints the wall space in homes, that’s her favorite type of surface to paint on.

But with the familiar canvas she uses in her painting studio, she has painted some incredible pieces. She started out just selling them at the market or going to events to capture the eyes of multiple people. She has sold tons of paintings that way, but now she likes to display her pictures at art galleries so that they can fetch some of the highest prices. Occasionally when people ask her the secret behind her work, she says imagination goes a long way with it all, but she also needs the comfort to be able to get into her work. She says it’s appreciate diving into a dream plus capturing it all in a painting. Of course when the two of us are dreaming, the two of us tend to love those cooler temperature control conditions. She doesn’t appreciate to be disturbed so her painting studio is soundproof. She also has a ductless mini split so she is able to heat plus cool her own space at her favorite temperature control settings. The temperature control she has is connected to her smart device so she absolutely can dictate what she wants the temperature control settings to be as she is painting. It’s absolutely remarkable how she gets into the work, but she doesn’t appreciate to be watched when she is working. There was a time when she let me witness the process behind her work, but that only happened once.

oil furnace

More universitys around the country should incorporate this Heating and A/C donation program

I thought it was appealing when the university started this program to donate window A/C units plus portable cooling systems to families who were struggling. Basically the kids would go around plus collect these cooling machines plus take them back to the university to be donated. The program was such a huge success through the summer time season that they decided to continue with the program in the Wintertide season… Of course in the winter, they were collecting portable oil furnaces so long as they were working respectfully plus diagnosed for safety. There were even people who chose to donate their whole Heating and A/C units to other families in need which was harshly generous. Those people figured they wanted new Heating and A/C replaces anyway for something more energy efficient, so why not donate their seasoned system that was still working fine. A lot of those Heating and A/C systems that were donated could absolutely last another decade or so with familiar maintenance plus care. It’s just so hard for me to think that the two of us have this harshly successful program in our section plus so numerous people are benefitting. The community is more than happy to look after 1 another plus I think more universitys should incorporate this type of program. If everybody had this type of program all around the country, there wouldn’t be nearly as numerous people suffering with no temperature control systems at home. When I suppose about all those people who are respectfully suffering from intense heat or freezing to death in the winter, it breaks our heart. I want to do our area to help people.

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