Hoods

I used to live in a really bad neighborhood. The crime rate was pretty high and these little hoods that were teenagers about 16 years old always used to steal, rob and break everything around the neighborhood. One time, I was their victim. But no, they did not rob me, break my windows or do …

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Bedroom Dust

I live in the southwest. And living here it makes it so 90% of the year, you can not open up your windows to get any kind of fresh air from outside! Now, the air quality in this part of the united states of america is less than desirable anyhow, but the point is, without …

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Storm surge floods basement causing furnace damage

A few months ago, a terrible storm ravaged our area and caused horrible destruction. Many buildings and homes were flooded in the storm. A lot of people in our surrounding neighborhoods went without power for many days. Folks in our neighborhood were lucky, because we didn’t lose power once during the treacherous storm. Our home …

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Bored at work

Sometimes I get really bored and off task at work. As a recent college graduate with an education degree, I’ve started off at the bottom and am working as a substitute teacher. Aside from figuring out a new job, I’m also trying to find a new living situation now that I’ve finished school. Some days …

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Early arrival of summer weather and overlooking air conditioner maintenance

The summer weather arrived especially early and with little warning this past year.  One day, the temperature was a comfortable 53 degrees, and the next, the heat and humidity were nearly unbearable.  I went from enjoying fresh air from open windows, to sweating profusely. I rushed around to prepare everything for the summer.  I needed …

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I wish I could tear out furnace and replace it with a boiler heating system

My house is currently equipped with a forced air gas furnace.  There is a duct system concealed in the walls, ceilings and basement which link to supply and return vents in each room.  The furnace burns fossil fuels to generate heat which is then blown into the rooms through the vents. I wish I could …

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HVAC radio commercial reminds me to check and replace my clogged filter

I commute an hour to and from work every single day, but having a bluetooth stereo with my phone connected makes it easier.  Some days I stream full albums of music during the trips while other days I might listen to a podcast or an audio book. Unfortunately, last week my cell phone died and …

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