Now I know that my entire house is as clean as can be.

However, there were sections that had become unsealed plus all sorts of junk was in there

I find that living an organized plus clean life does a world of good for me. Having been raised in an honestly chaotic home, I was slow to come to the realization that cleaner is better on all levels. So now, my house is in order, clean plus tidy. This doesn’t come without effort. Many days instead of coming home from work and kicking back in the HVAC, I get after a few cleaning chores just to keep up. For a long time, I rested easy from just knowing that my house was actually clean. However, it dawned on me not too long ago that I wasn’t sure if the entire house was as clean as I thought. Specifically, I was thinking about what the air that I was breathing traveled through. This was something I hadn’t considered before. The HVAC ductwork had never been cleaned since I owned the house. Just thinking about this made me feel a bit queasy. The thought of a bunch of dust, mold plus who knows what else up in the HVAC ducts was a visual I wanted out of my head. So, I called the HVAC specialist people. They were kind enough to work out an appointment with a crew who only does HVAC system duct cleaning. This crew showed up on time plus set right to work. I wish I had just stuck to my own job but I didn’t. I wanted to see what came out of there. Some of the HVAC ducts were not too bad. However, there were sections that had become unsealed plus all sorts of junk was in there. But, they got it done and now I know that my entire house is as clean as can be.

 

Air duct cleaning

Now I am positive my whole house is clean.

I find that living a clean and organized life is good for me.

Having been raised in a chaotic home, I was slow to come to the realization that cleaner is better on so many levels.

Now, I keep my house in order, clean and tidy. This doesn’t come without a bit of effort. Many nights instead of coming home to kick back in HVAC comfort, I get after a few cleaning chores just to keep up. For a long time, I rested easy knowing that our house was immaculate. However, it occurred to me not long ago that I wasn’t sure if the entire house was as clean as I thought. Specifically, I was thinking about what the air that I was breathing traveled through. This was something I hadn’t considered before. The HVAC air ducts had never been cleaned since I owned the house. Just thinking about this made me feel a wee bit queasy. The thought of a bunch of dust, mold in addition to who knows what else up in the HVAC ducts was a visual I wanted out of our head. So, I called the HVAC professional people. They were kind enough to set me an appointment with a crew who only does HVAC air duct cleaning. This crew showed up on time and got right to work. I wish I had just stuck to my own work but I didn’t. I wanted to see what came out of there. Some of the HVAC ducts were not too bad. However, there were sections that had become unsealed in addition to all sorts of junk was in there. But, they got the job done and now I am positive my whole house is clean.

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My HVAC system air ducts really needed to be cleaned.

I find that living an orderly and clean life does me a world of good.

Having been raised in a rather chaotic home, I was slow to come to the realization that cleaner is better on all levels. So now, my home is in order and clean. This doesn’t come without effort. Many nights instead of coming home and kicking back in the HVAC and watching a show , I get after a few cleaning chores just to keep up. For a long time, I relaxed knowing that my little house was completely clean. However, it occurred to me not too long ago that I wasn’t sure if the entire was as clean as I really thought. Specifically, I was thinking about what the air that I was breathing traveled through. This was something I hadn’t considered before. The HVAC air ducts had never been cleaned since I owned this house. Just thinking about this made me feel a little bit queasy. The thought of a bunch of dust, mold as well as who knows what else up in the HVAC ducts was a visual I wanted out of my head. So, I called the HVAC professionals. They were kind enough to make me an appointment with a crew who only does HVAC air duct cleaning. This crew showed up on time as well as set right to work. I really wish I had just stuck to my work but I didn’t. I wanted to see what came out of there. Some of the HVAC ducts were not too bad. However, there were sections that had become unsealed as well as all sorts of junk was in there. But, they got it done and now I am positive that my entire home is clean.

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Even my air ducts are clean.

Some of the air ducts were not too bad

I find that living an organized and clean life works best for me. Having been raised in a chaotic home, I was slow to come to the realization that cleaner is much better on so many levels. So now, our house is in order, clean and tidy. This doesn’t come without some effort. Many days instead of coming home and resting back in the HVAC and watching TV, I get after a few cleaning chores just to keep up. For a long time, I rested easy just knowing that our house was genuinely clean. However, it dawned on me not long ago that I wasn’t sure if the entire house was as clean as I thought. Specifically, I was thinking about what the air that I was breathing traveled through. This was something I hadn’t considered before. The heating and A/C air ducts had never been cleaned since I owned the house. Just thinking about this made me a bit queasy. The thought of a bunch of dust, mold and who knows what else up in the air ducts was a visual I wanted out of our head. So, I called the heating and A/C people. They were kind enough to work out an appointment with a crew who only does air duct cleaning. This crew showed up on time and set right to work. I wish I had just stuck to my work and computer but I didn’t. I wanted to see what came out of there. Some of the air ducts were not too bad. However, there were sections that had become unsealed and all sorts of junk was in there. But, they got the cleaning done and now I know for sure that our entire house is clean.

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HVAC air ducts need cleaning too

I find that living an organized and clean life does a world of good for me.

Having been raised in a very chaotic home, I was slow to come to the realization that cleaner is better on so many levels.

So now, my home is in order, clean and tidy. This doesn’t come without effort. Many evenings instead of coming home and sitting back in the HVAC, I get after a few cleaning chores just to keep up. For a long time, I rested easy knowing that my house was really clean. However, it dawned on me not too long ago that I wasn’t sure if the entire house was as clean as I thought. Specifically, I was thinking about what the air that I was breathing traveled through. This was something I hadn’t considered before. The HVAC air ducts had never been cleaned since I owned the house. Just thinking about this made me feel a bit queasy. The thought of a bunch of dust, mold and who knows what else up in the air ducts was a visual I wanted out of my head. So, I called the HVAC people. They were kind enough to work out and appointment with a crew who only does HVAC air duct cleaning. This crew showed up on time and set right to work. I wish I had just stuck to my computer and my work but, I didn’t. I wanted to see what came out of there. Some of the air ducts were not too bad. However, there were sections that had become unsealed and all sorts of junk was in there. But, they got it done and now I know for sure that my entire home is clean.

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I forgot to factor in the cost of a commercial HVAC when getting my business loan

I decided that I have spent far too many years dreaming of someday starting my own company while stuck in a dead end job that makes me miserable.

Instead of writing insurance policies on a computer screen all day five days a week, I wanted to open a small bakery specializing in bread and pretzels. This love for baking runs in my family, as my grandparents used to own a bakery themselves years before I was born. My mother learned the skills and is the one who taught me how to make bread and cake from scratch when I was still a child. At some point in this process I discovered a love for fresh pretzels. I have had them all over the country in the years since and still love eating them to this day in much the same way I did as a child. Now I see myself working tirelessly in a kitchen every day to feed hungry patrons with a variety of fresh breads, desserts, and pretzels. Somehow I managed to secure a business loan, but not before I realized one huge error I made in my expense calculations. I forgot to account for the cost of a huge commercial HVAC system. Since the kitchen would get hot from the ovens, I knew that I needed a cooling system that could handle the additional heat. Either I’m going to need a plan on how to use money allocated for other purposes, or I’m going to be spending more of my own money before I can open my bakery. I hope it isn’t something that delays this process for another year or longer, because having HVAC inside is mandatory.

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I bought a HEPA air purifier for bedroom and now I sleep much better

The worst factor is the air quality, as it often gives me severe asthmatic reactions and prevents me from sleeping.

Insomnia is a cruel beast to reckon with, regardless of what’s causing it. I remember first experiencing long bouts of insomnia when I was still in high school. For several years I worked in the kitchen in an assisted living facility a few miles from my parents’ house. On weekends I was often given the earliest shift to come and wash dishes for the cooks making breakfast for the residents. I had to report to work as early as 6am on these days, and more often than not I’d get at most two hours of sleep the night before, sometimes none at all. This wasn’t easy work either, so I’d be completely drained by the time I ended my shift. As I pushed through college I quit having these problems as much, in part because my classes were often in the later morning or early afternoon hours. Years later, I had no issues until I moved into this apartment. I had to select a cheaper apartment that wasn’t in the best condition when I moved in. The worst factor is the air quality, as it often gives me severe asthmatic reactions and prevents me from sleeping. If I turn on the furnace, it smells horrible and causes my sinuses to swell. If I turn on the air conditioner, a mildew odor starts pooling out of my air vents and gives me much of the same allergic reaction. I called to have my HVAC system cleaned by a certified technician, but for now I am using a HEPA air purifier in my bedroom to trap some of the airborne irritants before they can hit my lungs. It’s not a perfect solution—which would involve new ductwork and a new air conditioner—but it’s satisfyingly effective at a fraction of the cost.

 

 

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Using thicker air filters makes my home smell nicer

I live in a condominium that has a shared attic with several other units within one single building.

I’m lucky that I don’t live in a larger building with more units like many of my friends and family members.

It’s hard enough now dealing with all of the warm air that gets into my condo from the attic above. You also deal with every bit of junk that all of the individual condo owners store in their sections of the shared attic. I’m not talking about clutter or anything that might be frustrating in a purely visual sense. I’m talking about all of the dust and mold that gets added to the attic space when fellow owners store junk that was affected by floods and other natural disasters. As a result, the attic does not smell good at all. And no matter how hard I try to seal my attic door, some of that odor gets into the rest of the condo. I was told by my HVAC tech that it’s possible there are tiny leaks in my ductwork that is letting attic air get pushed into my air system, thus accounting for the odors. The best thing I can do right now to minimize the odor is through installing charcoal air conditioner filters. These things are great—made by the biggest a/c filter manufacturer, they feature one of the normal allergen filters that is coated on one side with small black crystals the size of large salt granules. The small but abundant crystals are activated charcoal and will absorb odors passing through the air conditioner. Just like charcoal is used in a person’s stomach to absorb poisons and chemicals, the charcoal on my filters behaves in much the same way. It’s not a perfect fix for the attic odors, but it knocks the severity back by over 70%.

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Fans are helping my otherwise poor HVAC circulation in my house

I have spent the last year getting my expenses under control.

  • The cost of living is quickly rising at a rate far outpacing whatever minimal raises I get from my company every five years.

You either get tighter with your spending and reign in any excess, or you start going without food just to keep your bills paid. I had to cut back on unnecessary trips out of the house simply to save on gas money and unnecessary wear and tear on my old car. I ended my cable services at home, cancelled several streaming subscriptions, and also made an effort to quit buying drinks and takeout food whenever I’m away from my house. Eventually I quit buying new video games and committed myself to using the backlog of games in my library that I haven’t played yet. One area of my life where I was spending a lot of money was heating and cooling in my house. The ductwork was installed when the house was built over fifty years ago, with at least four or more air conditioners connected to it in the time since. I was told by my heating and cooling technician that the air flow from room to room is inconsistent. The rooms towards the back of my house are warmer than the ones closer to the air handler itself. I can’t even afford dampeners to push more air to the back, let alone doing something as expensive as a full ductwork overhaul. Instead, I have a handful of cheap fans positioned in strategic locations in my house to manually improve air flow where it needs help the most. I had enough fans in a storage locker when I discovered the problem, which gave me immediate results without spending an extra penny to get there.

 

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I have local contractors trying to partner with me, is that a good idea?

Hello fellow owners of home comfort businesses.

I hope everyone here is doing well today.

I have had someone approach me about a business proposition and I wanted to get some feedback from people in the HVAC business before moving forward on a decision. I’ve had a local contractor reach out to me asking about partnering with my home comfort business and HVAC technicians for construction projects. On paper, I think this sounds like a wonderful idea. More jobs for my HVAC technicians mean raises and more money all around. It seems like such a win-win kind of situation, I think I’d be a fool not to take it. However, I’m concerned that it might be too good to be true. I’ve seen a lot of cases of construction workers and local contractors being sued over petty things, mistakes or circumstances over which the local contractors had no control (like the global pandemic for example!). I wanted to get some of your opinions on whether or not you think it’s wise for an HVAC provider like myself to partner with local contractors on construction jobs. I’ve seen companies do it successfully and, to be honest, I’ve never seen this type of partnership done unsuccessfully. I’m wondering, though, do I not hear about bad cases of HVAC providers and local contractor team ups because they’re always a good idea or are the HVAC providers that teamed up with local contractors and failed all out of business? Please let me know your thoughts on this in the comments. I’m interested to see what you guys think. Thanks in advance.

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