My neighbor is jealous of our HVAC system

My neighbor Teresa acts like she’s jealous of our HVAC system. I think that’s pretty silly, but I’m not a person who ever really feels like I’m jealous of other people most of the time. I guess whenever others seem to be jealous of me, it just doesn’t make very much sense to me. Anyway, we had to get a new heating and cooling system in our house a few weeks ago. Our old one was really...

My wife is crazy about her dogs

My wife spoils her two little dogs like crazy. It actually ends up driving me crazy, too, but she doesn’t really seem to care about that. I guess I shouldn’t be very surprised, though. We don’t have kids and she has all of this love that she needs to give so she ends up recentering it all onto these dogs. Last year, she decided that instead of having a regular old dog house like most normal...

My cousin Donnie is starting a commercial HVAC business

My cousin Donne has decided that he’s going to be starting up a commercial HVAC business sometime in the near future. Donnie has always known that he was going to work in the heating and cooling industry ever since he was a kid. That’s because his favorite uncle was an HVAC technician who worked here and town and Donnie absolutely idolized him when he was growing up. He used to go out on jobs...

We need to find a more energy efficient home

My wife and I are finally thinking about moving after being in our house for the past five years or so. I guess we have a little bit of that wanderlust that you’re always hearing about. I never really thought that it was something that we actually had, but at this point I’m starting to think that I have a problem with it! I just want to get out of here or at least change the furniture or the...

Neglecting the ductwork

I’ve always been good about taking care of my heating and cooling system. I make sure to call a local HVAC contractor to service the furnace in the fall and the air conditioner in the spring. I am conscientious about regularly changing air filters. Because of my efforts, I was surprised when I noticed the furnace struggling to keep up with demand during the worst of winter. My energy bills were...

Can’t do without my portable air conditioner

In my local area, central air conditioner is a luxury rather than a necessity. Since the summer temperature can often climb into the mid eighties and humidity is a constant problem, whole-house air conditioning is certainly a benefit. However, our summer season rarely lasts longer than three months. Sometimes, the whole season is rainy, windy and chilly. I have just never felt that such a big...

Got my date to fix my AC for me

Listen, this is not a story I am particularly proud of, but I thought it would be interesting to share nonetheless. One time I dated a woman for about two months not because I was attracted to her, but I wanted her air conditioner repair skills. This makes me a dishonest person, but I’m not a bad guy I swear! Sherry and I got along well enough, and were pretty good friends. The physical...

Hiring a new female HVAC tech

After a long conversation with my daughter the other day, I am recondering a few things about life. It’s amazing how young people can offer insight and wisdom on things you took for granted. Not always, of course, most of the time young people don’t have anything worthwhile to say, but my daughter really opened my eyes. She was telling me about the oppression of women in the workplace, and...

A vacation is no fun without comfortable room conditions

My wife and I waited six years to travel to the tropical islands for a week of fun and relaxation. We didn't want to skimp on our accommodations, drinks, food, or activities. We saved every dollar we earned that wasn't going to bills and groceries and gas. Both of us were thrilled when we finally made the reservations and bought our plane tickets. The flight was only two hours and we were the...

The storm took out my AC unit

My girlfriend and I recently moved to a country house. We rent the place for $900 monthly. That is a lot of money for the area, but we have a nice piece of property and the landlord never bothers us. The guy doesn't even live in the same state. The country house has three large and spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms with a shower, tub, toilet, and vanity. The best part about the property is the...