A quick fix for the AC unit

I truly despise that midsummer time walk to the mailbox.

I think just what awaits me.

It’s that dreaded envelope that I fear opening. The utility bill rests in my mailbox just screwing around with me. Where I come from, the Heating plus Air Conditioning cooling is on nearly always for about 6 months. With that being said, it is the summer time months that ends up making the Heating plus Air Conditioning run almost continually in order to keep up with demand. This is why I dread seeing that envelope in the mailbox. Due to this, I made the choice that this summer time I would get a bit more proactive about managing the Heating plus Air Conditioning load. After a little research on the internet, I had a fully formed gameplan on how to hold the Heating and Air Conditioning use down during the most intense heat of the entire year. Countless things I learned was DIY plus aimed at lowering the utility bill due to Heating plus Air Conditioning use. First, during peak heating hours, I pushed the control component to above 77 degrees. Then, I made certain that our Heating and Air Conditioning air filter was changed every single month. The air flow is the heart and soul of a Heating and Air Conditioning heating plus cooling unit. Because of this, it is imperative that there is an unrestrained flow directly into the return to the air handler. The plugged up air filter just forces so much more of an energy load on the Heating and Air Conditioning unit. This is completely unnecessary. I then made sure every vent plus air return were open plus free of any obstructions. Finally, I made sure there was no direct sunlight heating by adding in shades along with curtains throughout the house. I am hoping these simply fixes will result in a wonderful savings on that ugly summer time utility bill.

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That was easier than expected

I really don’t like that midSummer walk to the mailbox.

  • I guess just what awaits me.

It’s that dreaded envelope that I fear opening. The utility bill rests in my mailbox just messing around with me. In our region, the Heating plus Air Conditioning cooling is on nearly constantly for close to twelve months. Anyways, it is the Summer months that ends up making the Heating plus Air Conditioning run almost continually in order to keep up with the high demand. This is the reason that I dread seeing that envelope in the mailbox. So, I decide that this Summer I would get a bit more proactive about managing the Heating plus Air Conditioning load. After a tiny amount of research on the internet, I had a fully formed gameplan on how to hold the Heating plus Air Conditioning use down while in the worst heat of the year. So many things that l learned was DIY plus aimed at lowering the utility bill due to Heating plus Air Conditioning use. First, while in peak heating minutes, I pushed the thermostat to above 71 degrees. Then, I made particular that our Heating and Air Conditioning air filter was changed every single month. The air flow is the main power of a Heating plus Air Conditioning heating plus cooling unit. So, it is imperative that there is an unblocked flow through the return to the air handler. The plugged up air filter just forces so much more of an energy load on the Heating and Air Conditioning unit. This is completely unnecessary. I then made sure every vent and air return were open plus free of any obstructions. At last, I made sure there was no direct afternoon light heating by incorporating shades plus curtains throughout the house. I am hoping these finally fixes will result in a fantastic savings on that ugly Summer utility bill.

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All we needed was a seal

I simply do not like that midsummer time walk to the mailbox. I guess just what awaits me. It’s that terrible envelope that I fear opening. The utility bill rests in our mailbox just taunting me. In my region, the Heating plus A/C cooling is on nearly always for about 6 weeks. Anyways, it is the summer time weeks that ends up making the Heating plus A/C run almost continually in order to keep up with demand. This is why I am not looking forward to seeing that envelope in the mailbox. So, I decide that this summer time I would get a bit more proactive about managing the Heating and A/C load. After a little research on the internet, I had a well formed gameplan on how to hold the Heating plus A/C use down during the worst heat of the year. Everything I l gained was DIY plus aimed at lowering the utility bill due to Heating and A/C utilize. To start, during peak heating hours, I pushed the control unit to above 75 degrees. Then, I made particular that our Heating plus A/C air filter was changed every week. The air flow is the lifeblood of an Heating plus A/C heating and cooling system. Due to this, it is imperative that there is an unclogged flow through the return to the air handler. The clogged up air filter just forces so much more of an energy load on the Heating and A/C unit. This is completely unnecessary. I then made sure every vent and air return were open plus free of any obstructions. Finally, I made sure there was no direct sun heating by incorporating shades plus curtains throughout the house. I have hope that this fixes will result in a nice savings on that ugly summer utility bill.
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Sealing it Up to Help Ease HVAC Load

I just hate that midsummer walk to the mailbox.

I know just what awaits me.

It’s that dreaded envelope that I fear opening. The utility bill rests in my mailbox just taunting me. In our region, the HVAC cooling is on nearly constantly for about 6 months. But, it is the summer months that ends up making the HVAC run almost continually in order to keep up with demand. This is why I dread seeing that envelope in the mailbox. So, I decide that this summer I would get a bit more proactive about managing the HVAC load. After a little research on the internet, I had a fully formed gameplan on how to hold the HVAC use down during the worst heat of the year. Everything I learned was DIY and aimed at lowering the utility bill due to HVAC use. First, during peak heating hours, I pushed the thermostat to above 80 degrees. Then, I made certain that our HVAC air filter was changed every single month. The air flow is the lifeblood of HVAC heating and cooling unit. So, it is imperative that there is an unobstructed flow through the return to the air handler. The clogged up air filter just forces so much more of an energy load on the HVAC unit. This is completely unnecessary. I then made sure every vent and air return were open and free of any obstructions. Finally, I made sure there was no direct sun heating by incorporating shades and curtains throughout the house. I am hoping these simply fixes will result in a decent savings on that ugly summer utility bill.
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I was only looking for some energy savings

I was looking for some energy saving devices but I found out that I was about to get a complete rehaul on my energy savings and on my security.

I talked to a man who told me that he could help me with a substantial savings on my energy bills.

He then introduced me to a home automation system. I never considered having home automation in my home because it seemed to be intrusive. I worried about what would happen if the home automation system were to malfunction. I guess my worrying about the HVAC system malfunctioning, someone breaking into my house, or home fires, wasn’t enough to worry about. He was telling me how home automation system monitors the household energy draw and it would be able to ensure that all systems in the home were operating at maximum efficiency. With the use of occupancy sensors, the system could be alerted as to whether the room was empty or in use. This would allow the system to control lighting and HVAC accordingly. Door locks, lighting, audio systems, HVAC settings and even the coffee pot can be integrated to operate in conjunction with the coming and going of the family members. You can be notified if there is a power failure, a sudden temperature change, bad air filter, smoke or even breaking glass, through a text or email so that you can notify the authorities in a timely manner. The smart home system is there to save money and to increase the safety of your home. With video doorbells added you will know who is at the door and whether they belong there. Imagine talking to your intruders while the police are on their way.

 

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When you plan your home, plan for your home automation

It is estimated that in the next five years, nearly fifty percent of all homes will be run with smart home capabilities.

As a contractor, I tell all of my new home builders that they need to plan for their smart home capability when they make plans for the home.

Most homeowners think about the basement, the home design, the decorations and maybe what kind of heating and air conditioning they want. I tell them that they need to consider the smart home features even if they don’t plan on implementing them right away. We need to be able to have the wiring run from the very beginning. Wireless capability needs to be added to the outlets and even to the thermostat. With these small additions at conception, there can be a lot of less work when the time comes that the homeowner decides to include home automation. With a little bit of thought at the time of building, your home will be ready for automated lighting, audio systems, smart thermostats, and even security cameras and automated door locks. There are so many things that can be added to the home to make it run more efficiently and to give you a safer environment. Once everything is in place, integrating systems and adding smart devices is a breeze. From the time you start using home automation systems, you will find that your home energy use is minimized and your savings on energy bills is maximized. You will have a feeling of safety in your home knowing that there is constant monitoring through security cameras and occupancy sensors.

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Four buildings and four Building operations systems

I recently added a fourth store to my chain of home improvement stores.

The weekly operations and upkeep of four commercial businesses can be quite a challenge.

I have a team of very competent employees to help me out, but I like knowing what is going on. Obviously, I am unable to be in every building at the same time so I have invested in a building automation system for each site. The building automation system is cloud-based and it is wireless. I have the ability to monitor the status of every building no matter where I am. With the use of my smartphone, I can not only monitor the buildings, but I can adjust the thermostat, lock doors and check the surveillance cameras and sound system. I even have the ability to track every transaction that goes through the register. Inventory and ordering has become quite simple with this little feature. I no longer find that we run out of items because of lack of communication. I have excellent control over all of the operations in my building and the efficiency has been improved. I can save on heating and cooling by being able to adjust the thermostats when the buildings are empty. I also get notifications when it is time to do maintenance like changing air filters. If there is a repair that needs to be done, I will receive notification of a problem with the system. My building automation system has not only saved me time, but it has also saved me money. I also have peace of mind because I have alerts when someone enters the building after hours, and the police and fire company are automatically notified if there is any smoke detected.

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Travelling for my job used to be expensive for my home

I do a lot of travelling for my job and because of this, my home is empty more often than not. I really have no idea when I am going to be leaving or coming back home. This means that I have the devil of a time trying to keep up with regular household repairs and chores and also with the different systems in my home. I knew that I was spending a huge some of money in wasted energy. I had a lot of concerns about something going wrong in my home and I wouldn’t know about it. I began to worry about faucets leaking, broken hot water heaters or even having something happen to my HVAC system. I wouldn’t know about this until I got home and I could have a disaster on my hands. I also worried about break-ins of my home. People knew I wasn’t home very often and I knew that it was only a matter of time before someone broke into my home. I feared what kind of destruction I would come home to. Then I stumbled ac ross home automation. With home automation systems, I have left everything in the hands of a single control unit. I have a touchscreen in my home that I am able to access with my smartphone. It doesn’t matter where I am, as long as I have internet capabilities, I am able to check my home and its functioning. I get alerts if a door or window has been opened and I can notify the authorities. There is a surveillance camera that allows me to get live feed of anything going on outside my home.

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I was going for a savings on my energy bills

Commercial buildings come with a significant cost for their daily operation. I found that I was always looking for ways to save money and time. Once I had a building automation system in place, I found that it was much easier to manage my weekly cost of operations. I have the ability to program the BAS so that it will let me know if there is anything wrong with the operational systems or with security. I now get notifications when it is time to schedule my regular maintenance on heating, air conditioning or even on hot water heaters. If anything should go wrong, such as in extreme humidity changes or temperature, smoke, carbon monoxide, or a door or window is opened from the outside, I am notified. I like the convenience of knowing what is plugged in at night. That sounds menial, but when there are outlets with plugs, even if the unit is not in operation. There is still a small amount of electricity being used. This is what is known as phantom loads and the energy waste from these phantom loads can add up quickly. My system will not just send out alerts but it will shut down certain electrical outlets to cut down on wasted energy. With the use of my new BAS system, I have already cut down on my energy usage by nearly fifty percent. I have found that the expense of heating and cooling has also been cut down by nearly forty percent. My building automation system also manages my temperature controls. When the building is empty, the sensors shut down the HVAC system. With the use of a timer, the building is perfectly heated or cooled so my employees are greeted with perfect temperatures.

 

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I had Big Dreams

When I got a job a few weeks ago with an up plus coming supplier in our field, I was absolutely blissful about the development.

The supplier is based out of a newly constructed commercial building sitting right in the heart of the downtown area.

The commercial office space in question is severely new plus built almost really of glass. I was feeling severely gleeful to go to job there, however on our first day, I left my home for job far earlier than necessary just to make sure I wouldn’t be accidentally late. Traffic was so terrible that the drive took twice as long as it should have. I then struggled to find a location to park. There definitely aren’t a lot of possibilities near the building, plus I realized I was forced to park nearly a mile away. I walked in high-heels, through the torrential rain plus cold, plus ended up shivering, with wet feet. I was also significantly late. There was a crowd of workers all desperately trying to use the elevators at once, so I was further delayed. I’ve now quickly learned that I need to add an extra hour to our travel time every morning to plus from work. Although the commercial building is completely temperature controlled, it’s often really uncomfortable. The supposed thermostat is adjusted based on the calendar date for whatever reason, rather than the weather. If the people I was with and I ever get a particularally warm day in late November, the heating idea still stupidly blasts sizzling air; During the Summer months, the a/c is always typically way too cold. There are so more than 2 Heating plus Air Conditioning vents located overhead, there’s no way to avoid the influx of heated or cooled air plus of course none of the windows in the building open, then plus, you can’t even walk outside for a break. In fact, the commercial space is so big, that getting to the powder room, the single breakroom or elevators is a really long walk.

 

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