Teaching HVAC classes at a technical school

I work here at a local technical school, teaching students about heating and cooling systems.

  • I’ve been doing this for ten years, and I love the job as much now as I did way back when I first started it all those years ago.

I appreciate meeting all of the new people, the new students who come through every session. I find people to be really interesting, so it’s always fun to teach the new students and then try to find out what makes them tick. Teaching them new ways of thinking and all kinds of facts about the heating and cooling systems they are going to be working on fascinates me. Technically, I am just supposed to be teaching them the basics of the HVAC world, but usually I end up going deeper into it just because I appreciate it so much. Teaching HVAC classes is something that snuck up on me. I never thought that it would be something that I would be doing at this point in my life, but I really actually appreciate it. It’s empowering to see all of these young people come out of my classes knowing how to do some things that they didn’t know how to. One of these days here soon after I retire, I bet that I will end up with an HVAC supplier that I taught. I like to see the look on their faces whenever they show up at my apartment to repair my boiler or my cooling system!

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I’m getting a cooling system before baseball starts

Before baseball season starts again, I’m going to get a cooling system for myself, but last year during baseball season, there were a couple of games where I thought I was going to lose my mind because of the heat.

I felt awful for the guys out there in their long baseball pants.

You know that they have got to be sizzling out there on that field where there are no trees to shade them. Especially when I am sitting there on the other side of the field under the trees as well as feeling like I am burning up. I remember that the temperature that day was in the 90s, and I thought that they should have canceled the game. It was an awful day, and everybody was hot, hot, and irritable. That was the day I decided that I was going to have to buy a cooling system of some sort to take with me to the baseball field. My child told me that I was being overly dramatic and that I don’t really need a cooling system over on the sidelines of the field. Of course, he isn’t a middle-aged man, so he does not really know what I know! But what I need during the summer is a cooling system, as well as that is all that there is to it. I feel that I am going to go to the local HVAC store and see if they have anything like a portable cooling system that would work to bring along with me. I don’t really care if anyone makes fun of me. At least I will be cool during the summer.


Selling a house to a heating and cooling systems specialist

I am a realtor here in town, as well as I’ve been selling homes to families in this area for well over 20 years.

I cherish my job most of the time.

It’s fun, and I meet all kinds of new people. I see all of the kinds of homes that come up for sale around here. It’s really my dream. I never knew how much I would cherish being a real estate agent, but it’s really the best thing ever, but once in a while I have a hard time with a buyer. I have noticed that it’s usually whenever I’m dealing with someone who is in the HVAC business. It’s funny that this always happens to me, but every time I find out that I am working with a supplier, I dread what’s going to happen. It seems like nothing is ever good enough for these guys when it comes to the heating as well as cooling systems in the homes that I show them. Most of the time, they start shaking their heads as soon as they see the type of boiler, cooling system, or whole household air cleaner that’s installed in one of their potential homes. I think they just don’t want to purchase a household that they will have to do any HVAC work on, which is understandable. But it really does end up becoming undoubtedly frustrating for me whenever I have to show them all kinds of homes as well as then they never want to purchase anything because of the systems that are in the house!



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It was so sizzling at the eating establishment that I asked about the temperature control settings

It was so sizzling tonight at the eating establishment that my pal and I were at that I asked them about the heater settings! I thought that something might have been wrong with the heater or with the temperature control because the temperature was so sizzling inside of the eating establishment. At first, I thought that it was just me. I thought that I was the only one who was hot in the arena, but then my pal and I noticed that everyone else in the arena was peeling off clothing as well as fanning themselves. I knew that they were all feeling sizzling too, as well as the arena was so stuffy that it was just uncomfortable. The weather is heating up a lot outside these days as well and I personally feel that they should have already had the air conditioner turned on. Of course, I don’t have any pull in the eating establishment where my pal and I were. It’s just about time to start running the cooling system everywhere at this point. I am one of those people who likes the air conditioner all throughout the whole year. I am always hot, so I usually go to places guaranteed to have their central cooling systems turned on early in the year. I think I’m going to have to mark this place off of my list when it comes to that, though! It doesn’t really fit the mold for me because it’s already hot outside. I asked them if their temperature control was broken, but I feel that they just didn’t have the air conditioning turned on yet.


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The new home with a great HVAC system

We bought a home last year, and it has a nice heating and cooling system in it. The funny thing about it was we had never seen the home before. It was a sight unseen kind of thing. We needed to move quickly because of my wife’s new job, so a new home was needed sooner rather than later, if you know what I mean. We didn’t really have time to go to the new city and state to look for a home because we were so tied up with everything as well as so my pal and I ended up looking online for a house. That’s how we ended up finding this realtor that deals mainly with long distance moves. She was really good at her job, too! Everything went smoothly, for the most part. We decided that the main thing that we wanted was a superb heating as well as cooling system. My wife wanted to get a whole household air cleaner with a UV light, if possible. Other than that, a fine fireplace was the only thing we cared about. We told him that we didn’t care if it was a gas log fireplace or a wood burning fireplace, as long as my pal and I had one in the bedroom as well as in the master kitchen. Well, the realtor really came through for us! She found a HVAC for us with a really good HVAC system, the fireplaces that my pal and I wanted, as well as a superb UV light air cleaner.

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A temperature control for my birthday

I read all kinds of things about how superb smart temperature controls are as well as how they can really save you money on your heating as well as cooling bills in the long run.

I am going to buy a new temperature control for my birthday. I decided this about a month ago, when I noticed the temperature control in my home was going. It’s been acting odd for a while, but that’s when I finally was able to admit it was unsalvageable. I thought initially that I just needed to change the batteries in the temperature control but doing that the last time didn’t help at all. It was at that point that I knew I was going to need to purchase a new temperature control or my heating as well as cooling system just wasn’t going to work officially. Well, I started to do some research on weird kinds of temperature controls as well as I decided that I wanted to purchase a smart temperature control for my house. I read all kinds of things about how superb smart temperature controls are as well as how they can really save you money on your heating as well as cooling bills in the long run. As a matter of fact, a smart temperature control can end up paying for itself in savings in just a couple of years. That’s why I decided that I wanted to purchase one for myself for my birthday. Even though they are a little more expensive when you first install them as well as get them all set up, they end up paying for themselves. I feel that’s a good thing, and I also cherish the fact that I’m going to be able to set my temperature control from anywhere, as long as I’m connected to the app that comes along with it!


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Studying heating and cooling systems at technical school

I’ve enrolled in a local technical college to get my heating as well as cooling certification.

I have been looking forward to starting at the school for a long time now, and I’m happy that it’s almost time.

I have waited to get into the program for months now as well as so I am really blissful that it’s almost my turn! The HVAC program is really the most popular program that they have here at the technical school, as well as so it was harder to get into than I originally thought that it was going to be. They apparently have a undoubtedly long waiting list to get into the program. I think I never really thought that there would be quite so many people out there who wanted to become heating as well as cooling professionals. I found out the other afternoon that the classes that I am taking are totally full. They told us that if anyone wanted to drop out of a class, they wanted to know about it as soon as possible so that they could add someone in from the waiting list that had formed. I was really surprised by that because I had no idea that the HVAC program was so popular. People just really want to go into some kind of a trade these days. Electrical work and plumbing were not things I was interested in as well as so I’m blissful that I got in on this round of HVAC classes. I can’t wait for classes to start in a few weeks!



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Thankful for air conditioning

It’s a good thing that air conditioning is just about everywhere these days.

  • When I was a kid, hardly anyone in my city had central air conditioning of any kind, and back then, only the rich people in town had access to air conditioning.

I really remember the first time that I went over to a friend’s apartment who had a central air conditioner. I thought that it was the most amazing thing ever. She wanted to go as well as play outside with dolls on the swingset; I refused to go outside because I was enjoying the frigid air that was coming out of the air vents too much! She thought I was really strange after that, but I explained that we didn’t have an air conditioner like that at my home. She kind of understood. She never did come over to play at my house, though. Of course, that was good with me because I wanted to go over to her arena during the summer so we could rest in the cool air conditioner instead of being outside in the heat all afternoon. It was just a good arena for me to be during those sizzling summer days when I was a kid. She certainly felt like I used her as a friend so I could get inside of her air conditioned house. She would be right. She was nice enough, but, truthfully, I probably wouldn’t have been her friend if she didn’t have air conditioning back then.


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This week I noticed a odd stink from the air vents

This week at work, I noticed a strange odor coming from the air vents in the building. At first, I thought that I was imagining it; because no one else seemed to notice the stink. I have a super sensitive sense of stink, though, so that was not really all that unusual, my hubby says that I am like a bloodhound because I am always sniffing things out. Well, on Friday whenever I came into the office, I instantaneously knew that there was something off with the indoor air quality in the building. I was not really sure what it was, but I could tell that there was something going on inside of the HVAC duct. Every time that the heater turned on in the building, I could smell the stink more. That’s how I figured out that it was coming out of the HVAC duct in the first arena. I told the building maintenance manager that there was something going on with the HVAC system and he said he would check into it for me. At first I thought that he was certainly just humoring me by saying that, but a couple of hours later, I saw him with two of the maintenance guys in the building with a ladder. They were looking around inside some of the ducts in the building. Sure enough, they ended up finding mold as well as mildew in the ducts! I knew that I had stinked something! They ended up calling the local commercial HVAC supplier to come as well as scrub the HVAC duct in the building.

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Installing a furnace in a really creepy house

The other day, I installed a furnace in a really creepy house.

I don’t usually go out on calls by myself, but on that day, my coworker instead of with me in my Heating as well as A/C truck, that was really unblessed for me, since that afternoon, I had to go to this really creepy arena over on the other side of town.

The apartment itself is at the end of a long driveway up on top of a hill. There’s a strange wrought iron fence all along the whole dwelling as well as it just gives off horror film vibes from the minute that you look at it. I was genuinely not looking forward to going in there all by myself, that’s for sure. I knew that I had to go in there to get their boiler up as well as running again because it’s still frigid around here. Even though it’s springtime, we are still having a cold snap around here. Otherwise, I feel I would have just left the place without ever even going inside! But I felt a little bit guilty when I threw the Heating as well as A/C truck into reverse to leave after I saw the house. I grabbed my stuff, went to the front door, as well as steeled myself to knock. It turned out that the people who lived in the apartment were just about as creepy as the apartment itself! I couldn’t feel that I had to go into that apartment by myself. I was pretty nervous the whole time that I was in the house. I was afraid that they were going to lock me in the basement or something. I repaired that heater faster than anything I have ever done in my life!

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