How can the heater still be broken?

Three weeks ago, my wife sent her car to the dealership.

  • The car is still under warranty, but the heater doesn’t seem to be working right.

When my wife turns the heater on high, it makes a funny noise. Sometimes the heater doesn’t even work on two or three. For a $35,000 car, I think the heater should work properly. When my wife called the dealership, they told her that it would take several weeks due to the holidays. We had rental reimbursement on our insurance, so we had no problem leaving the car for several days for several weeks. My wife dropped off the car almost three weeks ago, and we drove over there this afternoon to pick it up. During this whole time, the biggest issue to be fixed was the heater. Guess what problem wasn’t fixed, when we picked up the car? They didn’t do anything about the heater during the entire three weeks. They told my wife that the problem ticket said the issue was something in the wheel well. I don’t know how the information that got mixed up, but I was mad and I started to yell. My wife tried to get me out of the dealership, but I didn’t want to leave. I don’t understand how the heater is still broken after 3 weeks. My wife called them at least twice during the time for an update. At no point did they realize that the problem ticket wasn’t the same issue that my wife was inquiring about. I can’t believe this dealership is in business, and I’m going to contact the corporate headquarters.

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The dogs are costing us a fortune in air filters

I have the cutest and sweetest dogs.

One of them is a grey and orange pitbull with a pretty face and a sweet smile.

One of them is a puppy with one black eye and one white eye. She is cuddly, and she likes to yawn a lot. I love my dogs and they are a part of our family. When my wife and I decided to get a second dog, we knew it would be more work on the heating and air conditioning equipment. In order to help the pet hair and dander problem, my wife and I decided to buy a better air filter. We went to the hardware store to look at our options, and we found a range of sizes, uses, and materials. My wife and I use a traditional disposable air filter. It’s pleated throughout, and I think the materials are woven fiberglass or some type of fabric. We used to buy cheap air filters, because we didn’t smoke or live in a polluted neighborhood. With only one dog, we didn’t have much problems with indoor air pollution. With two pets, that’s double the amount of trouble. My wife and I decided to buy an air filter that is made specially for homes with multiple pets. They are significantly more expensive than our old air filters, but they are much better quality. They feel heavier and they look like they could trap a baseball. The fibers are woven very close together, and I think they will work very well. We’ve only had them for a couple of weeks, but I think the new air filters will help with any indoor air problems.

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I like to fish on the weekend

I spend almost every day working, from the time that the sun gets up until the time that the sun goes down.

In the HVAC industry, every day is a busy day.

I rarely have an afternoon free, and I never have time to go fishing or hiking during the week. When I have a rare Saturday and Sunday together, I go to the mountain and stay at my family’s cabin. It’s a half mile walk to the lake, but there are giant trout, perch, and catfish. I take my phone for emergencies, but I always turn the ringer on silent. I’ve been with the same HVAC company for the past 15 years, and they rely on me too much. I’d love to move to a different heating or cooling company, but I wouldn’t make enough money. When I have Saturday and Sunday for fishing, I don’t answer the phone for work. They’ve learned that now, and they never call unless there is a true and actual emergency. A few days ago, I decided to spend the weekend at the cabin. It was late in the season, but I was happy to explore the lake one last time. I made a fire in the fireplace, and I roasted two nice trout over the hot coals. It was a great weekend, and a wonderful way to spend the last of the season. As soon as winter begins, we will likely be very busy with heating repairs and furnace installations. I know it will be a few more months, before I have two weekend days off together again. That’s why I make the most of every weekend away.

 

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Fitness center isn't worth anything with poor indoor air quality

My brother always played the lottery, and I never thought he would win.

When he ended up winning $1,000,000, everyone in our family was completely shocked and surprised.

My brother immediately paid off the house where my mom and dad live. My brother also paid all of the remaining tuition for my sister and I to finish college. My brother also decided to purchase a gym. My brother looked at a lot of different places, and I scoped out some of these fitness centers as well. That was almost 10 years ago, and I still remember one dilapidated building in particular. The owner was selling the building and all of the fitness equipment, for one price. The land was included as well. The price was incredibly low, which is why it caught my brother’s attention. When we walked into the gym, the poor indoor air quality was stifling. The place was poorly ventilated and the indoor smell was awful. The building didn’t have any windows, and I didn’t see a single ventilation fan or air vent anywhere. When my brother sat down to talk to the owner, we found out that the entire place did not have any climate control. The poor indoor air quality was the reason for the low selling price. My brother thought about the decision for a long time, but it was going to cost a small fortune to add a brand new commercial heating and cooling system. My brother ended up with a different property that was more money, but all of the place was newly remodeled including the heating and cooling system.

 

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My custom for staying in hotels

I don’t tend to travel very often, mostly because I don’t have much reason to do so.

Whenever I do go out on the road, or leave for a different city, I always make sure to enjoy myself to the fullest. I like to visit the sights like a tourist, and of course take a lot of pictures everywhere I go. I always try to visit new and different places to eat, and get local foods they don’t serve at home. Of course I get myself a good hotel room, or even a suite, so that I can live in style while I am away from home. I love to max out the air conditioner in whatever room I have, and when I say “max out” I mean just that. I crank up the fans to the highest setting, and crank down the thermostat as low as it will go. The AC stays set like this every minute I have that room rented, even if I am not in the room at the time. After going out for a bit, coming back to a room with such bitter coldness brings me a little flash of joy, because the hotel AC always seems to work better than my home AC. Have you ever noticed that, or is it just me that feels like a hotel air conditioner is stronger and colder than anywhere else? It has to be a trick of the mind, I know that, because it’s not like hotels have access to HVAC technology no one else has, right?

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Roadtrip sidelined by bad AC

When I was in high school, spring break was always a really big deal.

My pals and I would plan big trips to the beach, throw parties, and act like the summer vacation had already arrived.

As a college student, the importance of spring break started to fade away and it felt like just any other week, only without classes. For my senior year of college, though, I wanted to recapture that old magic so I decided to round up some old friends and take a road trip. We would go to a beach very far away, and just explore the country along the way. Within the first 2 hours on the road the car’s AC started acting up on us. At first there was just intermittent blasts of air coming from the air vents, and then they stopped working completely. Seeing as how it was almost one hundred degrees outside, riding with no AC was not an option. It was too hot to even roll the windows down, that just circulated the hot air it didn’t help with cooling anyone down at all. Instead of making it all the way to the beach or exploring the country we just found an auto shop that did A/C repairs and rented a hotel room nearby. The road trip was going to suck without the air conditioning, and there was no reason to keep going if it wasn’t fun. It turned out the car’s AC was too expensive to fix, so we spent our whole vacay at that random roadside hotel.

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Graduation trip to a rental house

They spend about an hour on the phone, going over every part of the central AC components to figure out the problem

For our graduation gift to ourselves, my buddies and I all decided to rent a beach house for a month. It would be the perfect way to say goodbye to our high school lives, and gear up for entering the “real world” a few months later. A couple of us were going to school, the rest were getting jobs or going to trade schools locally, but our group dynamic would never be the same again. We took full advantage of our freedom, and our limited time together, to party harder than we ever had before, or since for that matter. At some point during the month we managed to break the air conditioner for the house, but who knows when. You know you are drinking too much when the AC dies in the middle of the summer and you don’t even notice. Anyway when we sobered up on that last couple of days in the house we finally noticed the thermostat was not responsive. One of our friend group was actually preparing to go to trade school and study HVAC systems repair, so he took a look at the system to see if he could suss out the problem. Although he couldn’t, he did get his uncle on the phone, who owned his own heating and cooling repair company. They spend about an hour on the phone, going over every part of the central AC components to figure out the problem. That didn’t work either, but at least the uncle agreed to drive out and fix the AC himself so we didn’t get charged for it.

 

 

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Rejoining the workforce with a tech job

After spending twelve years ruthlessly climbing the corporate ladder, everything fell apart.

  • I did everything right, made all the smart moves, built up my resume, enhanced my skills, networked with the right people, but ultimately that was all for nothing.

The board of directors sold the whole company, lock stock and barrel , to a foreign investment concern that wanted to gut the company and take the assets. All the big shots got huge payouts, but I just got a pink slip (so to speak. It was actually a two-sentence email, not a slip at all). Somehow I found myself applying for every job I could, which is how I ended up selling air conditioners. Although I had not previously been a salesman, I liked the idea of using my people skills to sell HVAC equipment. What I liked even more was getting a flat hourly minimum wage but having an unlimited amount of commissions I could make on the air conditioners I sold. I got a cut every single purchase I facilitated, even if it was just for air filters, so I threw myself into my work and started making bank. I sold more air conditioners the first month than the previous salesperson had sold in six months. I also started pushing smaller sales, like the aforementioned air filters, or cheap little space heaters, because I knew every little sale counted. I have come to love this new job, even though I never planned on being an A/C sales rep, I find that it is low stress and good money.

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How can the gas heating plan still not work?

Three weeks ago, my partner sent her vehicle to the dealership.

  • The vehicle is still under warranty, but the gas furnace does not seem to be toiling right.

When my partner turns the gas furnace on high, it makes a funny noise! Periodically the gas furnace does not even toil on various or multiple, and for a $35,000 car, I suppose the gas furnace should toil officially. When my partner called the dealership, they told her that it would take various weeks due to the holidays. We had rental reimbursement on our insurance, so the two of us had no concern leaving the vehicle for various afternoons for various weeks. My partner dropped off the vehicle almost several weeks ago, as well as the two of us drove over there this afternoon to opportunity it up. During this whole time, the greatest issue to be fixed was the heater, however guess what concern wasn’t fixed, when the two of us picked up the car? They did not do anything about the gas furnace while I was in the entire several weeks. They told my partner that the concern ticket said the issue was something in the wheel well. I do not suppose how the information that got mixed up, despite the fact that I was mad as well as I started to yell. My partner tried to get me out of the dealership, despite the fact that I did not want to leave. I do not understand how the gas furnace is still broken after 3 weeks. My partner called them at least twice while I was in the time for an update. At no point did they realize that the concern ticket wasn’t the same issue that my partner was inquiring about. I cannot assume this dealership is in business, as well as I’m going to contact the corporate headquarters.

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The dogs are costing a bunch in a/c filters

I have the cutest as well as sweetest dogs. One of them is a grey as well as orange pitbull with a pretty face as well as a sweet smile. One of them is a puppy with one black eye as well as one pale white eye… She is cuddly, as well as she likes to yawn a lot. I love my dogs as well as they are a part of our family. When my partner as well as I decided to get a minute dog, the two of us knew it would be more toil on the heating as well as air conditioner equipment. In order to help the pet hair as well as dander problem, my partner as well as I decided to buy a better air filter. We went to the hardware store to look at our options, as well as the two of us found a range of sizes, uses, as well as materials. My partner as well as I use a traditional disposable air filter. It’s pleated throughout, as well as I suppose the materials are woven fiberglass or some type of fabric. We used to buy cheap air filters, because the two of us did not smoke or live in a polluted neighborhood. With only one dog, the two of us did not have much problems with indoor air pollution. With various pets, that’s double the amount of trouble. My partner as well as I decided to buy an air filter that is made specially for homes with several pets. They are significantly more luxurious than our outdated air filters, but they are much better quality. They assume heavier as well as they look prefer they could trap a baseball. The fibers are woven particularly close together, as well as I suppose they will toil particularly well. We’ve only had them for a couple of weeks, despite the fact that I suppose the current air filters will help with any indoor air problems.

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