Stopped use of humidifier for indoor air quality

I always grew up in a very humid area.

I am used to that “heavy” air that is so associated with river towns and bayous.

Because of that, when I moved here, I purchased a humidifier right away. The air felt very dry to me and the humidifier helped me sleep. Now that the coronavirus pandemic is so widespread, I started reading articles about how to improve indoor air quality. I was already changing out my air filters regularly. I also already had an HVAC service plan with my HVAC provider to have my air ducts cleaned every 4 years. When I was reading indoor air quality improvement articles online, I saw something about how humidity can make your indoor air quality very bad. Because viruses thrive in humid climates/areas, the article recommended that I get an air quality test to make sure that the house wasn’t too humid. I purchased an air quality test and found that my home was too humid and was making my indoor air quality worse. This was frustrating to say the least. My humidifier makes sleeping much easier and I really didn’t want to get rid of it. In a form of compromise, I decided to only use the humidifier at night while I sleep, instead of running the humidifier all day while I’m working at home. After checking the air quality test a week later, I found that the results were much better. If any of you are excessive humidifier users like me- especially during this unprecedented time- let me recommend getting an air quality test and considering taking your humidifier use down a notch!

 

 

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I can't afford expensive virus protection in my own home

I think my sister may be going a little bit crazy. She just told me that she spent a few thousand dollars upgrading her HVAC system. She said she has been super worried about this coronavirus going around. When she found out that humidity kills the virus she contacted her HVAC supplier and asked them to install a whole-home humidifier. While they were working on that, she found out about whole home air purifiers and had them installed that while they were at it. I don’t know where she found the money to do all of this. My sister is all proud that her air purification system has UV lighting and extra strong filters. She also brags about her humidistat and how she can control the humidity in the house. That’s all well and good but I feel that she could have gotten some virus control by spending a lot less money. For example, I am using a HEPA filter in my HVAC system because the HEPA filters capture viruses instead of spreading them throughout the house. I have a portable humidifier but I don’t turn it on very often. Instead, I just open my windows and let some natural sunlight come into the house. I’m not going to pay thousands of dollars for a little UV light. I can’t afford it. My sister said that I can’t afford not to do it but I beg to differ. I guess time will tell though. We’ll see who gets sick. But honestly, I don’t think either one of us will. Not in our own homes anyway.

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Air conditioner is too loud for sleeping

I told my husband that I would only go camping with him if he rented a trailer or a cabin with air conditioning.

I’m tired of camping in tents with no climate control whatsoever.

I thought this would be the end of it and my husband would just go camping with the kids, without me, but I had no such luck. Instead, he went ahead and rented a travel trailer with air conditioning. So I had to go with him. I didn’t think it would be that bad because, after all, we would have the air conditioner. But that first night, we discovered a problem. The air conditioner is super noisy. It’s impossible to sleep with the air conditioner running in the trailer. It sounds like I’m trying to sleep next to a Mack truck engine. It does let off a lot of cold air but it’s also incredibly loud. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that first night. I really wanted to throw in the towel and to go home but my husband insisted that he had a plan. He left the air conditioner running all day long and then he turned it off at night. This cooled down the trailer pretty well and it stayed relatively cool throughout the night. I did end up sleeping pretty well that night. We did this everyday throughout the rest of our camping trip. I have to say it wasn’t the worst camping trip I’ve ever had. It was nice to be able to cool down inside of the trailer from time to time throughout the day. Next time though, I’m going to make sure he rents a trailer with a more quiet air conditioner though.

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I want air conditioning for outdoor dining

I just need to find an air conditioning supplier who is willing to work with me and help me figure out how to cool down the outdoor dining area.

My restaurant was really suffering after being closed down with the covid-19 scare but last week, we were finally given the go-ahead to open back up at 20% capacity. However, the fine print reads 20% capacity indoors. Outdoors, we can serve as many people as we would like. I’m fortunate that my restaurant already has a large outdoor eating area. The only problem is, it’s kind of warm and few people like to eat outdoors in the summer months. I would really like to get outdoor air conditioning installed in my patio area. I’m just not sure that it’s feasible. I know I can’t enclose the patio area, otherwise it’s technically indoor dining. That means I need to keep it all open air. I can use those little umbrellas for shade but I don’t feel that that’s enough. I’d like to have some sort of ductwork system blowing cold air underneath all of the tables. I already have a massive air conditioning unit. So there’s no problem there. I just need to find an air conditioning supplier who is willing to work with me and help me figure out how to cool down the outdoor dining area. I’d like my patrons to feel like they’re eating indoors, even when they’re outdoors. This will be a bit of an expense, in the beginning, but I feel that it will pay for itself once word starts getting around that I have the most cool and comfortable outdoor dining on the east side. Especially if what they say is true and this whole covid-19 issue goes on for two or three years. I really need to prepare for something like that if I want to stay in business.

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Road salt is eating our air conditioner compressor

When we bought this house we we’re happy that it had a brand new air conditioning system installed.

In fact, the entire HVAC system was brand-spanking-new.

You didn’t used to need air conditioning this high north. It used to be enough to just open the windows and turn the fan on. I don’t know if global warming is real or not but I do know that it’s warming up, in these parts, in the summer. We definitely need air conditioning now. However, after about three years, living in this house, the new air conditioner stopped working. We called up the only HVAC repair company in town. They came out and told us they were the company who had installed the air conditioner just before we bought it. They told us that the air conditioner keeps breaking down because of its location. The air conditioner compressor is right next to the county road and it gets road salt all over it in the winter. This, in turn, destroys our air conditioning system. The HVAC company said they told this to the previous owners. Our air conditioning system really needs to be moved to the other side of the house, away from the road and the road salt. I wish the previous owners had relay this information to us before selling the house. It’s going to cost a lot of money to have the new air conditioner compressor installed at the opposite side of the house. That’s because the entire HVAC system will need to be moved as well. This is all going to be a huge pain and a lot of construction. It’s either that, or we just replace the compressor every few years after it gets eaten away by salt. Either way, we lose.

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There is nothing wrong with a hard day of work

My mom has been feeling ill for the last few mornings and we had to call 911 this morning to take her to the hospital.

She woke up with a legitimately high fever and she was confused and disoriented.

My partner called nine-one-one and we patiently waited for the ambulance to arrive. With covid-19 virus out there, my partner and I were legitimately scared to send our mother to the hospital! Unluckyly, we did not have any option in the matter. When the paramedics arrived, they first took us to go to the emergency room. My partner and I followed behind the ambulance in our car. When we arrived at the hospital, we weren’t allowed to go into the building. Both of us had to wait many hours to find out if everything was okay. My mom has to spend many mornings in the hospital and my partner and I are legitimately scared. There are a lot of germs and viruses and bacteria in the air and I do not want my mom to come lake cabin feeling more sick than she was when she went… At least the hospital has a fantastic AC method with an air filtration unit. That’s 1 fantastic thing about sending mom to the hospital, and our AC method has not been laboring legitimately well over the yesterday and the indoor hot and cold temperatures are warmer than usual. At least mom can be comfortable in the hospital and love some cold AC while she reuses from the fever and the infection. She will be able to come lake cabin in a couple of mornings oh, even though she is going to need antibiotics for many weeks.

 

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How am I going to fix the heat exchanger

My partner and I have an aged gas oil furnace that is almost 15 years old.

I remember when the people I was with and I bought the gas oil furnace.

It was the middle of a cold Wintertide season, and my partner and I thought the people I was with and I ran out of fuel. It started to get honestly cold in the middle of the night and my first thought was that the pilot light went out. Unfortunately, pilot light was not the problem. After carefully checking through the oil furnace, I felt that the concern was an issue with the heat exchanger. This was not an issue that I can fix at home, and I knew that I would have to contact the heating repair dealer. When the people I was with and I woke up in the day, my partner called the heating business to request an appointment time… Luckily, they had an appointment for the same day. My partner and I had to wait until the afternoon to see the heating repair guy; He investigated the concern for several hours before he came to tell us that the heat exchanger could not be fixed. He recommended that the people I was with and I buy a brand modern gas oil furnace, since ours was already more than a decade old; Now the people I was with and I have another oil furnace that is just as aged and it is starting to have problems. The two of us have had a gas oil furnace for almost multiple decades and it might be time to choice something different. I might choose an electric oil furnace this time, so my partner and I don’t have to worry about running out of gas in the middle of the cold Wintertide season.

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This system is very smart

My partner and I went to visit some friends last weekend and the people I was with and I left our multiple children home by themselves.

They are 15 and 17 years old, and my partner and I knew that they were responsible enough to stay home alone.

The two of us gave them some money for pizza and popcorn and the people I was with and I gave them a list of guidelines. The two of us told the youngsters that they could not have any parties, however they could each invite one neighbor to spend the weekend. Everyone was safe and secure in the condo when my partner and I left for the weekend… Bright and early on Friday day, I woke up to a SMS message from my daughter. She was frantic because the A/C wasn’t working. It was only 69 degrees outside, but she was distraught about the AC. My partner decided to give her a call. Since the cooling system wasn’t working at all, it seemed like the concern could be the temperature control. The first thing my partner told my daughter to do was check to see if the temperature control was still working. There was nothing on the screen, which indicated to me that the batteries could be dead. The two of us told the youngsters to change the batteries. The temperature control takes multiple AA batteries and the people I was with and I had several extra in the drawer in the home office. As soon as my daughter put modern batteries in the temperature control, the lights came on and she could see the temperature display. When the A/C automatically kept on, all of our worries and fears were gone. The youngsters didn’t have any other problems throughout Friday and Friday.

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I was a little scared over that

My mom has been feeling ill for the last few afternoons and the people I was with and I had to call 911 this day to take her to the hospital.

She woke up with a honestly high fever and she was confused and disoriented. My partner called nine-one-one and the people I was with and I patiently waited for the ambulance to arrive. With covid-19 virus out there, my partner and I were honestly scared to send our mother to the hospital, and unfortunately, the people I was with and I didn’t have any choice in the matter. When the paramedics arrived, they first took us to go to the emergency room. My partner and I followed behind the ambulance in our car. When the people I was with and I arrived at the hospital, the people I was with and I were not allowed to go into the building. The two of us had to wait several hours to find out if everything was okay. My mom has to spend several afternoons in the hospital and my partner and I are honestly scared. There are a lot of germs and viruses and bacteria in the air and I don’t want my mom to come home feeling more sick than she was when she went; At least the hospital has a fantastic A/C method with an air filtration unit. That’s one fantastic thing about sending mom to the hospital. Our A/C method has not been working honestly well over the Last year and the indoor temperatures are warmer than usual. At least mom can be comfortable in the hospital and love some cold A/C while she reuses from the fever and the infection. She will be able to come home in a couple of afternoons oh, but she is going to need antibiotics for several weeks.

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This bedroom needs more windows

Construction projects can be a real pain, especially when you are remodeling your house.

My fiance plus I decided to turn the garage into a mother in-law suite.

It took a lot of labor to get the garage ready. My fiance plus I spent several weeks cleaning the garage plus getting rid of junk. Both of us sited a lot of boxes in the attic plus we got rid of anything that wasn’t important. My fiance plus I were going to attempt the construction project on our own, however we decided to hire a company at the last hour. Both of us found a reputable company that was reasonably priced. Both of us talked with the company for several hours about the project, so we were both on the same page. One thing that we talked about was temperature control. Since the garage doesn’t have any windows, the company suggested that a mini-cut Heating, Ventilation & A/C component would be best. I thought we would have to buy a portable a/c, but I liked the idea of a mini-cut Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit. The company provided my fiance plus I several strange options, plus she provided us a pamphlet on mini-cut Heating, Ventilation & A/C units. My fiance plus I spent a month looking at the strange equipment. All of the mini-cut Heating, Ventilation & A/C units looked much nicer than anything that my fiance plus I had in mind. Both of us chose a nice 12000 BTU Honeywell mini-cut Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit. Both of us ordered the item online plus the company installed all of the pieces plus parts. The mother-in-law suite looks amazing plus it’s almost love a small condo in there.
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