Lost our AC in the outtage

We’ve got a hurricane coming. It probably will swing right past us, but  we will be prepared for the storm just in case. We will buy some water in bottles and batteries. We will make sure the generator is filled with gas and that the gas cans are full. We also make certain to bring in the yard furniture and tie down whatever cannot be brought into the garage or house. It is so nice to have a generator during a hurricane. The strength almost always goes out during a hurricane. This means we eliminate our air conditioner. Since hurricane season is during the summertime it is almost always really hot. When the hurricanes stop running power we plug the fridge and freezer within the generator. We have a big enough generator that any of us can also plug in a lamp or two but some fans. Thankfully, the fans are enough to make the house cool. Even with the fans we long for the power an extra chance on so we can possess air conditioning again. AC is so superior to the fans. The fans merely circulate air but they can’t produce cool air. I benefit from the cold temperatures of the air conditioning. Without worrying about the air conditioning, the fans circulate that stale humid air. This provides great improvements over nothing, but not as comfortable being a air conditioned house. Typically the power comes back on in a few days, but sometimes you can be without power for some weeks. Thankfully we have a generator to help us have some cooler temperatures even during and after having a bad storm come through.

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I need a specialist to look at this

I was on the verge of stepping out the door for supper the other day when the boss called me back to her office. I made a miserable face at her. I had an amazing sandwich ready for me at home. It was made of chicken salad that I had mixed fresh last night. I had plans to decorate this sandwich with huge, heavy tomatoes out of our garden, fresh lettuce, petite red onions, homemade pickles, melted swiss cheese, and finally, crispy bacon. I didn’t want to be called to the boss’s office. She told me exactly what I didn’t want to hear: I had a job she wanted done before I went out for supper. I sighed, dejected, but went out to our truck. Luckily, the job wasn’t too many miles away. It turned out to be a problem with someone’s air conditioner. I took a look at the outside A/C unit, daydreaming of my beautiful, hearty sandwich. The fan motor was not operational in any way. I had to cut the power. Then, I inspected the areas where the wires connected. I looked for signs of destruction; an example of common potential destruction is evidence of burning. In this case, I could not see any signs of burning, so I also checked the connections of the wires in the compressor’s terminal box. In this case, there was some maintenance to implement. I made the correction, then assessed the unit and the work I had just completed. The unit was functional once more! The clients were genuinely pleased with the maintenance to their A/C equipment. I was happy I could help them, and also happy that the air conditioner maintenance did not take long. I was really hungry. hvac-equipment

A late lunch

I was just about to step out the door for lunch the other day when my boss called me back to his office. I made an annoyed face at him. I had an amazing sandwich waiting for me at home. It was chicken salad that I had made fresh last night. I had plans to adorn this sandwich with beefsteak tomatoes out of my garden, lettuce, red onions, homemade dill pickles, swiss cheese, and crispy bacon. I did not want to be called back to my boss’s office. He told me exactly what I did not want to hear: I had a job he wanted done before I went home for lunch. I sighed and went out to my truck. Luckily, the job wasn’t too far away. It turned out to be an issue with someone’s air conditioner. I went ahead and took a look at the outside air conditioning unit, daydreaming of my sandwich. The fan motor was not operational at all. I had to cut the power for the unit. Then, I checked the places where the wires connected and looked for signs of damage. An example of potential damage that is common is evidence of burning. In this case, I could not see any signs of damage, so I also checked the wire connections in the terminal box of the compressor. In this situation, there was a repair to be made. I made the repair and then assessed the unit and my work. It was functional once again! The clients were very pleased with the repair to their HVAC equipment. I was glad I could help them, and that the air conditioner repair did not take very long. I was very hungry.

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New HVAC zone control

My better half was not happy with some of the things in our home, so he decided to buy a block of land and build a home in the ground for us to maintain and live in. I did not care much with what the house included, I merely wanted an open floor and a downstairs to put storage in. It was important for me that the kitchen and lounge room be one huge room. This would make entertaining our close friends members much easier. My husband hired a contractor to do most of the work. The crew that was concentrating on the house did a excellent job and completed the house in only a month. I was looking forward to moving our things inside of the new place and making it our own comfort space. Little did I know but my husband had a zone control feature added to our home’s HVAC system as well. This nifty feature will allow us to set each room to its unique temperature. It may not could be seen as much, but this let me use the kitchen at such a bigger idea, while keeping the temperature within the kitchen at a lower temperature. This way I would not necessarily get too sweaty while cooking food or baking. At our old house, I was constantly sweaty when the oven was on. But with this new zone control feature I have never been more comfortable than cooking in my own home.

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Living a day without air conditioning

Monday is certainly not a good day. It is notorious to get the most hated day in the week. The weekend is dead plus the new work week has commenced. It is a miserable day the revolutionary system. They agonize the work weeks time. This period of time was the saddest Monday. When I punched my time clock the building was warm. I pondered at first it was just the entrance hall. Then, I scurried  into a cubicle and had a heated force hit me. It was dreadfully hot within the building. At first, we just maintained the air conditioner wasn’t on after your weekend. That wasn’t it at all. The air conditioner was definitely broken. It was not blowing air in any way. There was no cold air coming from any of the ductwork. The HVAC was on in line with the thermostat but it was relieving the heat with no cold or even cool air. They building manager called the local HVAC service. They could not schedule an HVAC repair until that afternoon. We had work to do this could not be canceled. Most people went home quickly and grabbed portable fans them to scattered around the building. We suffered through the early hours in the hot construction. When midday rolled around we all left to uncover somewhere to eat with functioning HVAC units. Heat was preposterous. We all made to sure to enjoy our entire hour long break and revel in the icy air from the air conditioning units. If there was ever a yucky day to hate, it was this one Monday without A/C.

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AC at work is broken

Though it is fall according to the calendar, it is still summertime down in the south. Temperatures still stay in the mid-nineties every day. There has been no break from the heat. The afternoons are hot, plus the nights are hot, too. All that is getting me through these hot afternoons is my air conditioning. I keep my air conditioning running all afternoon long, even when at work. When I am at work, I keep the air conditioner in my office down low every day to stay cool. Today, I noticed that the air conditioning inside of my office did not seem as chilly as normal. I was concerned because some coworkers noticed it when they stopped by my office. A few of them asked if my air conditioning is broken. I just told them that I really hoped not. As much as I wanted to deny it, I felt it too. If my air conditioner is broken, I will be uncomfortable at work every single day for a long, long time. My bosses are very cheap. They will not repair anything unless it is truly broken and they are the ones who decide. If I mention that my air conditioning is broken, they will only come into my office, tell me that it seems chilly to them, and then they will just leave. It also does not help that they are in their seventies, tiny ladies who constantly complain that the air is set too low as they wrap their small cardigans around them tighter. Even if the air conditioner is not broken, the system could use a tune up. With my cheap bosses, I know it has been a long time since the system has been properly worked on.

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Office cooling busted

Though it is technically fall, it is honestly still summertime down here in the south. Temperatures stay in the mid-nineties every single day. There is no break from the hot heat. The weekdays are hot, the weekends are hot, and it does not seem to be changing anytime soon; All that is getting myself and others through these warm days is my air conditioning. I keep my air conditioning on all day long, even when I am at work so the house is cool when I get home. When I am at work, I like to keep the air conditioning in my office down low so I can stay cool. Today, though, I observed that the air conditioning in my office did not seem as cool as usual! Even a few of my coworkers noticed it when they stopped by my office. A couple of them even asked if my air conditioning was broken. I just told them that I hoped not. As much as I tried to ignore it, I felt it too. If the air conditioning in my office is broken, I am going to be miserable at work every day for a long time because my bosses are cheap. They will not fix anything unless it is completely broken. If I mention that my office’s air conditioning seems to be broken, they will simply come into my office, tell me that it seems fine to them, and they will leave. It really does not help that they are in their mid-sixties, tiny little ladies who always complain that the air is too low while they wrap their cardigans around them tighter. Even if the air conditioning is not broken, the equipment could undoubtedly use a tune up. With my cheap bosses, I am convinced that it has been ages since the program has been worked on properly.

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Work A/C is broken

Though it is really fall, it feels very much summer down in the south. Temperatures hover in the mid-nineties every single afternoon. There is no type of break from the heat. The mornings are hot, the afternoons are hot, and even the nights are hot; All that is getting me through these warm afternoons is my a/c. I keep my a/c on all day long, even when I am away at work. Then when I am at work, I keep the a/c in my office down low to stay cool. Today, however, I noticed that the a/c in my office did not seem as chilly as usual; Even some of my coworkers noticed it when they stopped by my office to talk. A few of them even asked if my a/c was broken. I simply said that I hoped not but, as much as I tried to deny it, I felt it too. If my office’s a/c is broken, I am going to be angry while at work every day for a long, long time. My bosses are painfully cheap. They will not repair anything unless it is entirely broken. If I mention that my office’s a/c is broken, they will just come into my office, tell me that it seems pretty chilly to them, and then they will leave. It also does not help that they are little ladies in their mid-sixties who constantly complain that the air is set too low as they wrap their cardigans around themselves. Even if the a/c is not broken, the system could surely could very use a tune up. With our cheap bosses, I am convinced that it has been ages since the system has been worked on.

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Worrying about the temperature control

My spouse and I argue sometimes, not about terrible things, but just silliness.. We have very different attitudes on life and how issues should be dealt with. In some solutions, this makes us more open-minded as a family. We have learned this art of deal-making. We have likewise learned the art of pounding each other’s nerves. My husband likes to keep the house really cool all the time. I get cold quickly thus like the house pretty comfy. Our new home has a smart thermostat. It has been good together with a curse. I set the air conditioner around 75 within the summer. Any lower than that and I am uncomfortable inside your home and have to grab a quilt or maybe a sweater. My spouse’s idea associated with the perfect indoor temperature is relating to sixty-nine and seventy-two degrees. That is surely just way too cold for me. Since I am home during the day I usually  turn the air conditioner up to temperature that is perfect in my opinion. Well, a couple of days ago my better half thought of the smart thermostat and started checking it during the day from the office. He whips out his tablet and explores the thermostat application and changes the climate to somewhat of a chilly 71 degrees. I didn’t pay attention in the beginning, but after a little whereas, I started thinking why I here’s suddenly freezing. I finally figured out after having a day or two of this that he was just playing silly games with me. It is really aggravating and almost enough to make me regret having a smart thermostat.

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AC was busted

Though it is supposed to be fall, it is still summer down here in the south. Temperatures continue to hover in the mid-nineties every afternoon. There is no rest from the heat. The afternoons are hot, the evenings are hot, and the late nights are hot, too. All that is getting myself and others through these sizzling afternoons is our a/c. I keep our a/c on all afternoon long, even when away at work! When I am at work, I keep the a/c in our office down low to stay cool. Today, I noticed that the a/c in our office did not seem as cold as usual. Even our coworkers noticed it when they stopped by our office. A few of them asked if our a/c is broken and I just said that I hoped not. As much as I tried to deny it, I felt it too. The office was hot. If our a/c is broken, I am going to be unhappy at work for a long, long time. My bosses are extremely cheap. They will not repair anything unless it is beyond broken. If I mention that our a/c is broken, they will only come into our office, tell myself and others that it seems cold to them, and then they will leave. It really does not help that they are in their mid-sixties, tiny little ladies who always complain that the air is set too low as they wrap their cotton cardigans around them tighter. Even if the a/c is not broken, the unit could surely use a tune up. With our cheap bosses, I am sure it has been ages since the system has been properly checked.

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