Storm damage causes excess humidity in the house

Several days ago, a very large tornado touchdown in the area.

My family and I were lucky, because our home was spared from major destruction.

We did have some excessive damage to the garage and kitchen. A large tree fell on the corner of the house. It just missed the bedroom where the kids were sleeping soundly. My wife and I know how lucky we were like the tree only hit the kitchen and garage. It’s going to take several days for us to hire a contractor and get all of the work done. In the meantime, there is a fairly large hole in the house. We have the damage covered with tarps, but there is still a lot of heat and moisture in the house. We have no way to control the amount of warm air, so all we can do is fight the heat and humidity. The insurance company provided us with two dehumidifiers to place in the area. The dehumidifiers are very large and they are loud. We have one of them in the garage and another sitting in the kitchen. We turn off the dehumidifier during breakfast, because it always scares the kids. It is really loud, but it does the job. Since the insurance company brought us two dehumidifiers, the indoor air quality has changed significantly. A lot of the moisture is gone. The levels are getting lower every day, and we will eventually be able to fix the hole and patch up all of the damage. Until then, this is the best we can hope for.

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Trapped in an elevator for 16 hours

We all have horror stories from our lives, those little moments of total fear. If you don’t have one of those moments, good for you, you’re one of the lucky ones. Not to be dramatic or anything, because I’m not talking about horror movies stuff, more like near-miss car incidents and things of that nature. I’d like to share mine, my own personal moment of misery that was so bad it helps to keep me focused and positive these days. Sometimes you go through something so hard everything else seems easy. For me, it was being trapped in an elevator for 16 hours with no cooling, no fresh air, no water, and no light. It was like being in a metal coffin, thirty stories in the air dangling by a thin cable, nothing to worry about, right? At first it was dark, I was trapped, but the air vent was still blowing. That little bit of AC wasn’t just cooling off my body, it was cooling off my mind because it made me believe I was still connected to the outside world. Then the AC went out, the air vents became still, and the temperature began to rise. The air quality in that metal box was going sour in a fast way, mostly because I had to pee in the corner after a few hours. The fire department rescued me the next day, after a harrowing night of suffering, and I can tell you that I enjoy air conditioning so much more now! I went through hell, and now A/C feels like heaven.

 

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The worst AC technicians in town

My boss is the biggest cheapskate I have ever met.

  • He likes to drive a nice car, and present himself as a guy who has money to spare, but around the office he is the definition of a skinflint.

It’s one thing to be tight when it comes to raises and bonuses, because every boss I’ve ever had has been like that. It is clearly another thing to tell people to “cut back” on using toilet paper and hand towels in the bathroom. There is a coffee pot, but the employees have to supply the coffee, sugar, and creamer. When the AC broke down, the first response from the boss was to open the windows and bring in box fans from home. That was straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak, because it was 90 degree plus out there, and we could not work as professionals without some kind of cooling. He hemmed and he hawed about it over the weekend, but when we came to work on monday there was a pair of HVAC techs up on the roof banging away. By the end of the day those dudes were still up on the roof, still working hard, but the AC in the office was still not working. True to form, my boss had went out and found the cheapest HVAC company in the town and paid them bottom dollar for low tier work. On the second day the cooling started to work, but on day three, somehow, it was broken again. I need a new job.

 

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My friend has moved so many times, and he ended up at a place with radiant heated floors

I have a friend who is absolutely nuts.

He cares a great deal about the temperature control settings in his home.

The thing is, he always finds something wrong with the HVAC and is never satisfied, even when he has HVAC repair workers over to his place. He has moved so many times, I have lost count. It’s annoying to have to visit him at all these different places. He has been in places with roommates, and many places on his own. He prefers to be on his own because he always fights with roommates over the temperature control settings. He gets agitated when anything goes wrong with the heating and cooling systems. Landlords have a hard time with him because he’s always getting on their case about taking care of the regular HVAC system maintenance. He also gets them to pay for the air filters and he insists on getting the most expensive air filters. I think it’s good that he enjoys great temperature control settings and comfort, but I truly wish he would stop moving all the time. I think it has to be something more than just looking for better temperature control settings. However, one day he moved to this place that had radiant heated floors. I had to admit, that was the nicest heating system I ever was able to enjoy. I seriously hope he doesn’t end up finding some crazy excuse to move away from this place with the radiant heated floors! I enjoy visiting as much as possible just so I can enjoy such a wonderful heating system. I think if he does end up moving again, I might have to invest in radiant heated floors at my place!

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Nobody touches the thermostat except for Mom and myself

I get really made when people come to my home and adjust the temperature control settings for my HVAC equipment.

Who do you think you are? Do you pay for the heating and cooling bills in my home? You better get out of here with that nonsense! I don’t go into other people’s homes and adjust their temperature control settings.

That would be as rude as digging into their fridge and helping yourself to whatever food they have. Sure, why not just grab some liquor from my liquor cabinet too! The nerve of some people! I don’t even like it when my own children want to adjust the temperature control settings, but sometimes I hear them fighting about it. I always end up yelling at everybody and say that nobody should be touching the temperature control except for Mom and myself. Nobody else is allowed! I tell the kids that when they move out and get a place of their own to call home, that’s when they can worry about the temperature control settings. They will learn around that time how expensive it is to keep the home at the right temperature. Then they will know to take it easy on the temperature control settings so that they can save some money. It’s never easy sacrificing comfort to save money, but it’s something you have to learn. You can always use a humidifier or something to make you feel more comfortable when you have to cut back. I use a humidifier all the time and it does a great job at improving the air quality and makes me feel far more comfortable.

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It was harder than i thought

All I wanted to do was pull my old window air conditioning system out from storage and start using it again to save energy this coming summer.

The central air conditioning system is getting way too expensive to have to run all the time.

So with installing the old window air conditioning unit into the living room this would help us all save money on the energy use. However while trying to get the old window air conditioning unit into the window I found that the windows in my current home did not fit the air conditioning unit! This was a major problem that I had to figure out how to solve. I turned to the internet and read many websites and clicked many clickable live links to find the answers I needed. One of those clickable live links that I hit on gave me exactly the information I was looking for. If I was to take some wood and fill in the gaps very tightly in the window, I would be able to slide the old window air conditioning unit in there with no issues what so ever. So I went down to my basement and found some old wood to cut up and shape as I needed. And just like the website said..one I had it all securely in place, my old window air conditioning system unit slipped right in there! It was in there safe and tight as ever. It really cooled my living room nicely as well. We did not even have to run the central air conditioning system other than late at night when we went to sleep.

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I hear squeaking

A good sign that your boiler is going out is when you hear a lot of squeaking coming from the basement every single time it turns on.

We had been hearing this squeaking noise a lot lately and wasn’t quite sure what it was.

At first we thought maybe a mouse was running around down there. But then one day when my wife was down there doing the laundry she figured out it was actually coming from our boiler. We have an electric boiler, so this is why we have these kind of complications. Had we got a steam boiler or a hot water boiler it may not have been breaking down on us so easily. We call the local heating and air conditioning company to come have a look at our electric boiler to see if it could be repaired or if we would have to invest in a brand new electric boiler for our house. If we had to get a new boiler, this time we would go with a steam boiler or hot water boiler for sure. But we got good news from the certified heating and air conditioning specialist. He was able to fix the electric boiler for us. Once he fixed the electric boiler he gave us some good tips to be able to keep it going longer before we did actually have to invest in some form of new heating system. He also gave us some nice energy saving tips in the process. The certified heating and air conditioning specialist was in fact very helpful to us that day. And we learned a lot about taking care of our electric boiler.
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Rainstorms causes excess humidity in the house

Several days ago, a truly giant tornado touchdown in the area; My family as well as I were lucky, because our beach apartment was spared from major injure! All of us did have some excessive injure to the garage as well as living room.

A giant tree fell on the corner of the house. It just missed the family room where the kids were sleeping soundly. My wife as well as I suppose how lucky we were like the tree only hit the living room as well as garage. It’s going to take several days for us to hire a business as well as get all of the work done. In the meantime, there is a fairly giant hole in the house. All of us have the injure covered with tarps, however there is still a lot of heat as well as moisture in the house. All of us have no way to control the amount of warm air, so all we can do is fight the heat as well as humidity, however the insurance company provided us with several dehumidifiers to locale in the area. The dehumidifiers are truly giant as well as they are loud. All of us have a single of them in the garage as well as another sitting in the living room. All of us turn off the dehumidifier while I was in breakfast, because it always scares the kids. It is really loud, however it does the task, but since the insurance company brought us several dehumidifiers, the indoor air conditions has changed significantly. A lot of the moisture is gone. The levels are getting lower every afternoon, as well as we will eventually be able to fix the hole as well as patch up all of the injure. Until then, this is the best we can hope for.

 

 

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Water disfigure causes excess humidity in the house

Several mornings ago, a really sizable tornado touchdown in the area.

My family and I were lucky, because our house was spared from major damage.

We did have some excessive disfigure to the garage and study room, and a sizable tree fell on the corner of the house; It just missed the study room where the teenagers were sleeping soundly. My spouse and I guess how lucky all of us were like the tree only hit the study room and garage. It’s going to take several mornings for us to hire a corporation and get all of the work done. In the meantime, there is a fairly sizable hole in the house. We have the disfigure covered with tarps, however there is still a lot of heat and moisture in the house. We have no way to control the amount of warm air, so all all of us can do is confrontation the heat and humidity… The insurance dealer gave us with more than one dehumidifiers to place in the area. The dehumidifiers are really sizable and they are loud. We have 1 of them in the garage and another sitting in the study room. We turn off the dehumidifier during breakfast, because it always scares the teenagers. It is truly loud, however it does the task, then since the insurance dealer brought us more than one dehumidifiers, the indoor air pollen levels has changed significantly. A lot of the moisture is gone. The levels are getting lower every day, and all of us will eventually be able to fix the hole and patch up all of the disfigure, then until then, this is the best all of us can hope for.

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Getting heated flooring

I have a friend who is entirely nuts, however he cares a good deal about the temperature control settings in his home.

The thing is, he consistently finds something wrong with the Heating plus A/C plus is never pleased, even when he has Heating plus A/C maintenance workers over to his place.

He has moved so more than 2 times, I have lost count. It’s annoying to have to visit him at all these peculiar places. He has been in places with roommates, plus more than 2 places on his own. He prefers to be on his own because he consistently fights with roommates over the temperature control settings. He gets miserable when anything goes wrong with the heating plus cooling systems! Landlords have a hard time with him because he’s consistently getting on their case about taking care of the regular Heating plus A/C system maintenance. He also gets them to pay for the air filters plus he insists on getting the most expensive air filters. I think it’s good that he enjoys good temperature control settings plus comfort, however I absolutely wish he would stop moving all the time. I think it has to be something more than just looking for better temperature control settings. However, one day he moved to this place that had radiant radiant heated floors. I had to admit, that was the nicest gas furnace I ever was able to enjoy. I seriously hope he doesn’t end up finding some deranged excuse to move away from this place with the radiant radiant heated floors! I care about going to see as much as possible just so I can care about such a fantastic gas furnace. I think if he does end up moving again, I might have to invest in radiant radiant heated floors at our place!

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