Choosing the HVAC company over handyman

I tend to be that guy who regularly plays by the rules.

Playing by the rules seems to be the less popular opinion nowadays.

It’s like you’re considered an idiot if you follow common sense rules in order to do the right thing. So, it shouldn’t be all surprising that I am having the professional HVAC professionals do the repairs necessary on my HVAC system. However, I was tempted to do otherwise. These unpredictable economic times have resulted in my monthly household budget being cut down. My wife’s hours were cut where she works due to the virus. I am now working from home. Fortunately for me, I am still making a good salary but bonuses are a thing of the past. Frankly, I wonder if the company will use this as a precedent to get rid of the bonus structure altogether. I hate the thought of that but, I’d rather be ready for it than unprepared. This means that it is a bit warmer inside our house this summer. I’m doing the best I can to cut the HVAC costs in order to save a bit of money on the utilities. This is also the reason why I considered a handyman for the HVAC repairs. As I understood it, one vital part would be coming out with the new part going back in. Didn’t sound all that hard. Yet, I knew that the HVAC professionals I have trusted for ages would guarantee their job in addition to knowing exactly what they are doing. I couldn’t say the same thing about the handyman. While cutting the rules to save a bit of money was enticing, I knew that sticking with what is right is the best answer by far.

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Taking the more expensive option

I tend to be that guy who constantly plays by the rules.

That seems far less a popular stance these afternoons.

It’s like you’re considered an idiot if you follow rules which have been proven to be good. So, it shouldn’t be all that huge a surprise that I am having the professional HVAC workers do the repairs necessary on our heating and air conditioning system. However, I was tempted to do otherwise. These uncertain economic times have resulted in our household budget being cut down. My wife’s hours were cut where she works thanks to the virus. I have started working from home, fortunately for me, I am still making a good salary but bonuses are a thing of the past. Frankly, I wonder if the business will use this as a precedent to get rid of the bonus structure altogether. I dislike the thought of that but, I’d rather be ready for it than get caught out. This means that it is a bit warmer inside the home this summer. I’m doing the best I can to cut the HVAC costs in order to save a bit of money on the utilities. This is also the reason why I considered a handyman for the heating and air conditioning repairs. As I understood it, one important part of the a/c would be taken out, then a new one put in. Didn’t sound nearly as hard as I thought. And yet, I knew that the HVAC professionals I have trusted for ages would guarantee their work and know exactly what they are doing. I couldn’t say the same thing about the handyman. While breaking the rules to save a bit of money was enticing, I knew that sticking with what is right is the best answer by far.

 

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Handyman vs HVAC professional

I tend to be that guy who regularly plays by the rules.

That seems far less a popular stance these days. It’s because you’re considered an idiot if you follow respected sense rules in order to do the right thing. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I am having the professional HVAC servicemens do the repairs necessary on our heating and air conditioning system. However, I was slightly tempted to do otherwise. These uncertain economic times have resulted in our daily household budget being cut down. My spouse’s hours were cut where she works due to the virus. Thankfully for me, I have the opportunity to work at home. Fortunately for me, I am still making a decent salary, although bonuses are a thing of the past. Frankly, I wonder if the business will use this as a precedent to get rid of the bonus structure altogether. I hate the thought of that but, I’d rather be ready for it than get caught out. This means that I’m doing the best I can to cut the heating and air conditioning costs in order to save a bit of currency on the utilities. This is also the reason why I considered a handyman for the heating and air conditioning repairs. As I understood it, 1 part would be coming out with that new part going back in. Didn’t sound overly complicated. Yet, I knew that the heating and air conditioning professionals I have trusted for ages would guarantee great work on my HVAC systems. I really couldn’t say the same thing about the handyman. While breaking the rules to save a bit of money was enticing, I knew that sticking with what is right is the best answer by far.

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Still going with a HVAC tech

I tend to be that woman who typically plays by the rules.

That seems far less a popular stance nowadays.

It’s like you’re considered an idiot if you follow common sense rules in order to do the right thing. So, it shouldn’t be all that big a surprise that I am having the professional HVAC suppliers do the repairs necessary on our HVAC system. However, I will admit that I considered the cheaper option. These uncertain economic times have resulted in our weekly household budget being cut down. My wife’s hours were cut where she works thanks to the virus. I am working from home. Fortunately for me, I am still making a decent salary, although bonuses are a thing of the past. Frankly, I wonder if my business will use this as a precedent to get rid of the bonus structure altogether. I hate the thought of that but, I’d rather be ready for it than get caught out. This means that it is a bit warmer inside the home this summer. I’m doing the best I can to cut the HVAC costs in order to save a bit of money on the utilities. This is also the reason why I considered a handyman for the HVAC repairs. As I understood it, a vital part would be coming out with that new vital part going back in. Didn’t sound like brain surgery. And yet, I knew that the HVAC professionals I have trusted for ages would guarantee their labor and suppose exactly what they are doing. I can’t say the same thing about the handyman. While breaking the rules to save a bit of money was enticing, I knew that sticking with what is right is the best answer by far.
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Keeping up with necessary HVAC repairs

I tend to be that guy who always plays by the rules.

  • That seems far less a popular stance these days.

It’s like you’re considered an idiot if you follow common sense rules in order to do the right thing. So, it shouldn’t be all that big a surprise that I am having the professional HVAC technicians do the repairs necessary on my HVAC system. However, I was tempted to do otherwise. These uncertain economic times have resulted in my monthly household budget being cut down. My wife’s hours were cut where she works due to the virus. I am working from home. Fortunately for me, I am still making my salary but bonuses are a thing of the past. Frankly, I wonder if the company will use this as a precedent to get rid of the bonus structure altogether. I hate the thought of that but, I’d rather be ready for it than get caught out. This means that it is a bit warmer inside the house this summer. I’m doing the best I can to cut the HVAC costs in order to save a bit of money on the utilities. This is also the reason why I considered a handyman for the HVAC repairs. As I understood it, one vital part would be coming out with that new vital part going back in. Didn’t sound like brain surgery. And yet, I knew that the HVAC professionals I have trusted for ages would guarantee their work as well as know exactly what they are doing. I couldn’t say the same thing about the handyman. While breaking the rules to save a bit of money was enticing, I knew that sticking with what is right is the best answer by far.

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Regularly vacuuming and mopping keeps my a/c filters lasting longer

I have gotten increasingly diligent with cleaning my house as I’ve grown older.

  • I learned that seeing clutter can have a negative effect on my mood and mindset during the day.

If I have a desk that looks like a complete wreck, it’s easy for my brain to get distracted with everything in my field of vision. Keeping it all tidy and organized is what I do to prevent these issues, as well as regular dusting of all surfaces and sweeping and mopping all of my tile flooring throughout. There are so many benefits to keeping your floors cleaned and sanitized. If you wear your outdoor shoes inside, you are constantly tracking bacteria, viral pathogens, mold spores, pollen microbes, and simple dust and dirt into your house. This might be the central reason you need to keep your floors clean. But even if you leave your shoes at your door or inside your garage, it’s still beneficial to keep clean floors throughout your house. Inevitably any dust and dirt that gets inside the house, be it through a door or a window, will collect on the floor and go airborne as you walk around. Your air conditioner is slowly pulling the indoor air through the ventilation system and into the air handler. Some people have their air return at floor level making this even more pertinent. As you’d guess, keeping your floors swept and mopped prevents your a/c filters from getting clogged with dust and dirt as quickly as they would otherwise. The filters I buy for my HVAC system cost $15 with tax, so if I can stretch their life out for another few weeks, that’s a huge improvement on my budget.

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If I leave my front door open too long it messes with the central a/c

Whenever I go to the grocery store to stock up on items for the month, I always struggle with getting the groceries up the single flight of stairs and through the front door of my apartment.

I try to tell the attendants and baggers to double-bag my groceries because the plastic keeps getting thinner and constantly causes issues as I’m making my way up those stairs.

There are few things in the world more daunting and upsetting than watching your full bag of groceries tear open right before you reach the top of the stairs, causing glass jars of tomato sauce to tumble down and smash once they careen into the ground. I don’t like using extra plastic than what I already have, but I can’t afford to lose $20 in groceries over a single plastic bag. There’s something that I’m more worried about though. Even if I don’t have airborne groceries and torn bags, I still am going in and out of my front door several times to bring in all of the bags from the store. I never noticed before, but recently I was seeing a drop in air conditioner performance. It seemed to correlate with the amount of times I come in and out my front door when I’m emptying my car. A lot of cool air escapes and my air conditioner starts cycling. With each time I open the door, warm and humid air rushes in and my air conditioner works even harder. Before I know it, the temperature on the thermostat increases by two or three degrees within 10 minutes only. I have to be careful to not keep the door open too long each time I have to leave or return. It’s an uphill battle when it’s hard enough as it is just to get the groceries up the stairs, let alone the time spent getting through the doorway itself.

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My smart thermostat sent me a notification to get a new filter from the store

I was a slow adherent to smart technology, but now I am obsessed. I was foolish to think smart phones were merely a gimmick when they first hit the market well over 10 years ago. Then when tablets were developed, I thought the same thing. I was proven wrong time and time again as new phones were released over the years that revolutionized the technology in ways I would have never thought possible. To think that I would have a small computer and GPS in my pocket that can remotely connect to the internet in most places of the country is just mind blowing. Over the course of two decades the latter half of the computer revolution has taken them from mere ubiquity to being essential features of our very social ecosystem. I use my smartphone to log when I need new prescription refills, as well as loading my work calendar and emails. Recently I bought a smart thermostat so I can use an app on my smartphone to control the air conditioner and furnace whenever I’m not at home. There’s another great feature that I would have never expected before purchasing the new thermostat. It sends a notification to my phone whenever I’m ready for a filter replacement. I never have to worry about going too long without replacing my HVAC filter and causing damage or unnecessary stress to my air conditioner. I stock up on the filters after getting them in bulk from an internet based supplier. I don’t know where I would be right now without my smart technology. It has woven itself into the very fabric of my being.

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It surprised me to learn my windows were letting in so much humidity from outside

Because of concerns over mold and other lung irritants, I try to keep my indoor environment as dry as possible within my own means financially.

Years ago I used a dehumidifier, but it drove up my electric bills so much that I replaced my central HVAC system at the time and bought a new one.

The new a/c was so efficient at drying my air that I never considered using a dehumidifier ever again. But after I sold that house and moved into this old ranch style home that was built in the 1960s, I’m starting to wonder if I’m going to need a dehumidifier again. It felt wet even with the a/c turned as low as 70 degrees for the course of a day straight. No matter where I set the air conditioner, I just could not get the interior to stay comfortably dry. Then came the mold in the bathrooms, and as a result, my lung capacity started to decline. I was taking allergy medication on a daily basis again. My only choice at the time was to buy a dehumidifier to run in tandem with my central air conditioner. I didn’t find out until a year later that my problems all related back to leaky windows. When I eventually gathered the funds to get new windows, the improvement on my indoor air quality was unbelievable. My air was feeling dry like it would in a newer home. I had worried I would be forced to eat the electricity expense of running a dehumidifier, but now I probably won’t ever need one again unless I move. It was a learning experience in finding out how important air conditioners and properly insulated homes are as essentials for a comfortable indoor climate.

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