Doing emergency HVAC repairs on Christmas

I have two young children, so you see how Christmas afternoon is a large deal around our home.

However, it also presents a huge problem for me.

For the last more than two years I have had to labor on Christmas Eve plus Christmas Day. I never want to ruin the Christmas experience by not being present with our family, however on the other hand these emergency repairs pay large money so I can hardly afford to turn them down. The only reason I can even afford to have a great Christmas for our kids is by working these extra jobs. The business I labor for has a 24 hour emergency Heating as well as A/C hotline, so people can call us 24/7 for help. When customers need heating service after hours it costs a little more, plus if they want help on a major holiday, it costs A LOT more. Taking on a furnace service job on Christmas will pay triple our normal rate, so you understand that I have to take the call… Last Christmas afternoon I got an emergency furnace service call, plus our oldest kid James asked if he could come with me. James wanted to spend the holiday with his dad, even if that meant being in a basement plus working on a broken heater! Not only did I take James with me, although I gave him a company shirt plus baseball cap with the logo of the Heating as well as A/C company on it, to make James feel like a real employee. It took us about numerous hours to service that furnace, plus I must confess it is now one of our number one Christmas memories.


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Heating as well as A/C repair is a valuable trade

If you want to make it in an increasingly complicated world, you need to know a skill.

For years I worked in retail sales as a clerk, plus I hated it.

All of our friends had the same kind of dead-end gigs, so we all spent our days drinking plus smoking plus complaining about it. One afternoon I met someone named Ed who convinced myself and others that I was slumming, plus asked me if I wanted a better life. If so, I needed to learn a skill. Ed taught myself and others that Heating as well as A/C labor is tough plus complex, plus takes a couple years to learn it. Even after you achieve a familiar certification, there is still years worth of on-the-job studying to be done afterward. All that labor plus effort is worth it, because a certified Heating as well as A/C tech can make a truly excellent living plus never need to worry about job security. The problem with retail employment is that you can be fired at any time, with no warning! Retail workers are a dime a dozen, as the expression goes. When a person is certified for Heating as well as A/C work, there are a world of options for employment that it doesn’t matter if you get fired. I have met so many Heating as well as A/C techs who labor for numerous businesses at the same time. These techs can option plus choose who they labor for, because that Heating as well as A/C certification gives them the leverage to do so! Every new home plus every company in the country relies on climate control every day. With an Heating as well as A/C certification you can go someplace, labor for anyone, because you will have a skill that is highly in demand.
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In a professional kitchen, ventilation is essential

I am the kitchen director, a host, plus the expediter.

This means that while I don’t cook, I am the boss of all the cooks. It is our job to keep everything running smoothly. I make the labor schedule, I supervise the staff, plus I also handle the wait staff to make sure our customers stay happy. It is an unquestionably busy job, however it’s a labor of love! I have l gained that one of the most important aspects of managing a kitchen is ensuring there is always proper ventilation plus climate control. When the cooling doesn’t labor it makes the chefs hot, itchy, plus irritable, which does not translate to wonderful cooking. Proper ventilation is even more important because without that the kitchen begins to reek, plus it ruins the air quality for the entire restaurant. No one wants to go out to eat a nice meal plus have to grimace over the awful aroma plus air quality of a dining hall with poor ventilation. I have a local Heating as well as A/C tech who works with our restaurant on a biweekly basis. His name is Ed, plus he moonlights with us as an additional job. His afternoon job is with a substantial business, although I pay Ed under the table to perform basic cleaning, service, plus upkeep for our ventilation system. My kitchen staff keeps the cooking areas clean plus neat at all times, plus Ed makes sure the ventilation system is just as clean! Without Ed’s biweekly duct labor plus exhaust system cleanings, the food my wonderful friends and I make wouldn’t be nearly as tasty.

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She shouldn’t have messed with the thermostat

It was our fault for letting Sam stay here in the first place.

Sam is our sibling, although she is also a wild child. Sam has gotten into trouble with the law more than once, so I knew it was risky to let her crash on our couch. On the other hand, Sam was our sibling, so how could I tell her no plus make her live in her car? For the first day or 2 everything stayed nice plus calm, then Sam was on her best behavior, even if she did a few little things to bug me. For example, Sam kept messing around with the settings on our thermostat. Sam always liked being cold, plus was known to run the AC afternoon plus night. In her home that was okay, however this was our home plus I didn’t want to run the AC so much. After that Sam tried to be sneaky, plus only changed the thermostat setting while I was out of the house. Sam got lazy, however, plus forgot to move the climate control back to the normal settings before I returned from work, so my wonderful friend and I had a substantial fight about that. I told Sam it wasn’t about the cost of running the AC a little more, it was a matter of respect. Me asking Sam to leave the thermostat alone was an unquestionably simple request, plus when she ignored that it showed that she didn’t respect me. I told Sam if she put her hands on my thermostat one more time I would kick her out plus she could go live in her car.

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A portable furnace to use in the garage

I suppose I’m a real jerk for making our buddy sleep out in the garage, however it was the only way to restore a sense of normalcy to our home.

I have a buddy named Sam, who was recently kicked out of his home by his fiance.

There is no chance she will take Sam back, it was brutal. Sam had no money plus no place to go; Sam asked to stay on our couch for a couple of days, plus after consulting with our fiance I said he could. A few days later Sam was still here, with no prospects for someplace else to go. I said if he wanted to stay long-term Sam would have to stay in the garage, so my family plus I could get back to normal. The only obstacle was that the ducts for the centra; Heating as well as A/C system did not link to the garage, so it was dangerously cold out there. I went shopping plus hunted for the best space gas furnace I could find, however those cost far too much money so I went to a pawn shop instead. There I found a nice garage heater, which is a variant kind of space heater, for half the price I found in other stores. I didn’t bother to ask Sam to help pay for the heater, because I knew he had no money. I want to be a wonderful friend, however providing Sam with food, water, comfort, plus heating is a lot to ask, so I hope he leaves soon. I can’t bring myself to kick Sam out, although I pray that he goes away!



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Valentine’s Day is busy for HVAC workers

First off, lots of folks go out for a costly dinner on Valentines, so the restaurants need to ensure their climate control is working perfectly.

Much to our surprise, Valentine’s Day is always slammed at our job. My fiance Lonnie plus I now celebrate V-Day the weekend before the afternoon itself, because we know once V-Day arrives I will get slammed at labor plus have to work late. Three years in a row Lonnie plus I had to cancel our Valentine’s plans because of my job, which is why my wonderful friend and I changed the celebration date. If you are anything love myself and Lonnie then it comes as a surprise that demand for AC service labor is so vital on this romantic holiday. There are numerous major reasons for this. First off, lots of folks go out for a costly dinner on Valentines, so the restaurants need to ensure their climate control is working perfectly. No one wants to have their special date night spoiled by lousy AC, right? Second, for those folks at a new home who want to spend a romantic night with their partner, climate control is vital to the process. Imagine trying to be intimate with your partner if the AC isn’t working plus you both are sizzling plus gross? To suppose sexy people need to be comfortable, which means high quality climate control! Lonnie doesn’t mind, because I always make a lot of extra money as an Heating as well as A/C tech on the holiday itself, then valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year when it comes to heating plus AC work, however it’s not in the Top Three. The busiest days of the year for the Heating as well as A/C industry are the Super Bowl championship game, Christmas, plus Thanksgiving, in that order.

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New Heating as well as A/C units installed in the kitchen

I have always loved cooking for friends, however recently I decided to take our passion to the next level plus start a professional catering business.

For ceremonies, parties, or other events, or just to deliver a tasty home-cooked meal, I take orders from our website plus make food for people.

Stepping up from cooking for my friends, to cooking for paying buyers meant that I needed to invest in some new equipment. I don’t mean just the cooking equipment, either! The high level of cooking I would be doing meant I needed to supply the whole kitchen a facelift, starting with the Heating as well as A/C system. The climate control system for the room needed an update, to offset all the heat generated by the oven, the stove, plus all of the other equipment. I also needed to update our ventilation system, which included a nice range hood plus an exhaust fan, however you may not understand why I had to get brand new Heating as well as A/C units in order to improve our cooking business, so let myself and others explain. Without great ventilation in the kitchen, the air quality would start to degrade. When air quality gets low enough, it could impact the taste plus texture of the food, then poor ventilation will also cause the air in the home to become so nasty and foul that it might disrupt our senses of odor plus taste. I need wonderful ventilation plus clean air in order to ensure our food is of the highest quality. With the new ventilation system, exhaust fan, plus range hood, I have given our new company a much better chance to succeed.
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Tips for protecting your collection with superior air quality

Comic books can be an expensive business. Take it from me, I’m a professional appraiser with a specialty in determining the worth of old comic books plus collectables! Collectables is a euphemism for “old action figures” which can also become unquestionably costly. I am employed by an insurance dealership, plus when someone needs to insure their comic book collection I am the person to examine plus assign values to the books. I assure you that I love our job. I have been a big fan of comics our whole life, plus have a large collection of our own. The most important aspect of maintaining a collection is having superior air quality. Without the highest level of air quality, the collection is bound to start developing little complications like mold or mildew… Even the most modest levels of humidity can make the pages start sticking together, so above all else buy a dehumidifier for your collection room. Buy the nicest, most powerful dehumidifier you can get, plus leave it running at all times. If you have a lot of money to invest in a new climate control system, I suggest getting one of those. Along with a smart thermostat, a dedicated climate control system for your collection room will monitor all the levels plus keep your comic books safe, dry, plus secure. I understand that this option requires a whole lot of investment, so start with a dehumidifier then take it from there. I have some buyers with collections so costly that I mandate they must install a new, dedicated climate control system, or my wonderful friend and I won’t insure their comic collection.


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Doing A/C gigs under the radar

I don’t want to bore you with too long of a backstory about this, although I want you to understand how I came to be an outlaw Heating as well as A/C pro.

I used to work for a local business for the last 4 or five years, plus I had developed a wonderful reputation for fast labor plus shopper service.

One night I was out drinking at the bar, plus got into a little scuffle. Then I got arrested and I lost our drivers license for 2 years, plus had to do 200 hours of community service. The contractor fired me, plus no one else wanted to hire myself and others because of what happened. I was still fully Heating as well as A/C certified, however couldn’t find any work! Because of this I started taking Heating as well as A/C labor “under the table.” This meant I worked only for cash money, plus left no paper trail. This was perfect for shady characters who needed jobs done however didn’t want an Heating as well as A/C business nosing around. My 1st major job was setting up a heating plus ventilation system for a local marijuana grower, and for evident reasons the cannabis farmer could not leave any paper trail by going through a licensed Heating as well as A/C dealer. This guy certainly needed some expert tips plus pointers from me, because he didn’t want the Heating as well as A/C unit to drain too much energy. This is how a lot of pot growers are caught by utility companies seeing a spike in power use, so he needed his Heating as well as A/C system to be powerful however efficient. I got him set up with a heating system, a humidifier, plus a small generator to keep everything running.




My business will get a boost from a new Heating as well as A/C system

I had a pretty good AC for our salon, although I couldn’t afford to update it.

My beauty shop is quite successful, however still not as much as I would like.

My goal is to be the top shop in the city, the kind of business where ladies will wait for hours just to get a makeover; In order to do that I needed to make a few swings, which will cost more money after that I had available. I talked with every business rep in the area, however without at least numerous thoUSAnd dollars they couldn’t help me out. I got desperate, plus asked our cousin Jim for some help. I knew that Jim was still taking night classes for his Heating as well as A/C certification, which meant he was not yet a legal, licensed Heating as well as A/C pro yet, but on the other hand he was family, plus would labor cheaply, so I pitched our method about the duct labor to Jim, but while the central Heating as well as A/C system in the salon is fine, the duct labor leaves a lot to be desired. I wanted Jim to expand the system of air ducts, plus add a dozen more air vents into the labor area, however the end goal was to have a directional air vent that could be pointed at every single chair in every single workstation. If our clients had complete control over their own heating plus cooling, it would make this salon seem a lot fancier. I told Jim that I couldn’t pay him up front for his Heating as well as A/C work, however that once it was complete plus the company improved I would pay Jim.

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