Cleaning My Own Ductwork After HVAC School

When I graduated from HVAC school and got my certification to become a heating and air conditioning specialist, the first thing I did was clean the ductwork in my own home as a good practice study.

The house I just moved into was an older house, and it was my first home I ever had on my own.

So I knew right then and there that the ductwork of the house had never been cleaned, or, it was cleaned a very long time ago. This would prepare me for when i got a job with a local heating and air conditioning company, in case I ended up with having to clean someone’s ductwork as my first job! Cleaning my own ductwork was the ultimate test. I had all of the HVAC worker equipment to do it, because I went out and bought it right after I graduated. And let me tell you, this task of cleaning my own ductwork for the very first time was quite a work out! Not to mention, it took me literally 10 hours to do it! The ductwork cleaning should not take that long. But, beings I was a novice at the time, it made sense. After that long and headache like ductwork cleaning, it was very successful. Then, I watched some videos on the internet about ductwork cleaning to learn more about heating and air conditioning cleaning tasks. By the time I got my first job, I did it almost as if I was a pro of many years! As they say, practice makes perfect!

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Custom Built Homes Require HVAC Selection First

When my parents bought their home that they retired in, they had to do a custom built home.

The place where they were moving was a new housing development in the making, so they went in for this about 3 years before it was time to move and settle in.

The one thing they told me was that the central heating and air conditioning system had to be selected before the house was even built if they were going with any heating and air conditioning method that required ductwork. Because the ductwork was part of the house building blueprint. And I guess it depended on the HVAC brand as to how they were going to lay the ductwork. The construction company in charge of custom building my parents retirement home was really keen on heating and air conditioning. My parents had told me that was because the owner had been a certified heating and air conditioning specialist for many years before changing careers over into the construction field. That actually was a good benefit. Because going with this construction company for custom built homes can actually save you a good amount of money in the end. And i’m not exactly talking about saving money on the house being built, I am talking about saving money on heating and cooling installation costs! And in the end, that could add up to thousands of bucks! I believe my parents were very lucky to have got a company like this that knew all about heating and air conditioning!
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Not All Handymen Can Repair HVAC Systems

If people are under the assumption that all handymen can fix just about anything, you are very wrong! I am a handyman, and I can fix nearly everything.

But, when it comes to trying to repair a central heating and air conditioning system, forget it! That was something I never could do. I never had the interest to go to heating and air conditioning school to become a certified HVAC worker or anything like that. And in order to fix a central heating and air conditioning unit, you do need to be certified. Now, don’t get me wrong, I can do the basic fixes to a central heating and air conditioning system. Like if something goes wrong with the fan that makes the heating and air conditioning work. But, outside of that, I would need to call the local heating and cooling company to have one of their HVAC techs come out to fix my central heating and air conditioning system. One time, when my HVAC unit completely broke down, I had thought that it was the thermostat that went out, not the actual HVAC unit. I found out differently when I had the heating and air conditioning company come out to repair it. This was actually the time that I finally had the realization that handymen can not repair HVAC systems. Before this point, I had thought that it may have been possible. But nope, without that schooling and HVAC certification, it will never happen. And I do mean never! That’s just the way the cookie crumbles…as they say.

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The HVAC Worker At The Hospital

I recently made a trip to the hospital to take a drug test for a new job I just got. I really hate when they make you do this. I think the problem is, that today, everyone on the planet is on drugs, which is sad. Back when I was young, if you were on drugs, you were looked down on. These days, it’s like if you don’t do drugs, you’re considered wrong. This world is in serious trouble! I’m so glad to not be a part of that private hell that a lot of people chose to live! But anyway, while waiting many hours for this stupid drug test, I met this HVAC worker that worked at one of the heating and air conditioning companies. He was laid up in a hospital bed being wheeled down the hall. They happened to place the bed in the waiting room for a few mins, so I started chatting with him. He told me he broke his leg while trying to repair someone’s central HVAC unit that happened to be placed on the roof of the house! I couldn’t believe that! He told me that he had never really seen anything like that before other than with commercial HVAC units at big business buildings. And with those, it is easy and less risky to handle. But having a residential central heating and air conditioning system on a roof was out of this world. He said that the HVAC corporation is paying all the hospital bills of course, and he was pretty humorous about it all. He said “at least I have some unplanned paid vacation for a month now”.

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Ductless Mini Split A/C’s In The Italian Cafe

There is this really awesome Italian cafe that is down the road from me.

I love going there for lunch every single day when I am on break at my job. Actually, half of my work place goes to this little Italian cafe to have their lunch. The prices are good, the atmosphere is awesome, and the owners are the most fun people you could ever be around in a place that makes food! The other interesting thing about this place is that the whole little cafe has ductless mini split air conditioning systems mounted on the ceiling. The ductless mini split air conditioning systems go literally all around the cafe, and the way they have the ductless mini split air conditioning systems lined up is very artful. A true work of art if you want my honest opinion! I have never seen anyone make a design out of ductless mini split air conditioning systems before. But, along with it all being nice to look at, you can imagine in the summer how nice and cool the Italian cafe is! There is about 5 or 6 ductless mini split air conditioning systems lined around in almost a square like shape that covers the entire room. It almost inspired me to do something similar in my house. However, I already have a decent central heating and air conditioning system that runs pretty well and uses little energy. So i’m good to go there. But, if I ever got another house, I would look into doing something like that! I wish you could see it, it is really awesome!

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A Cold Beer And My A/C At The End Of A Hot Long Day

Working in the construction field in the summer is not easy to do, i’ll tell you that for sure.

I became a construction worker when I got out of high school.

It’s actually what I always wanted to do, and it didn’t require having to go to college to do. It is a great career that pays really good money. The only thing is, when the weather is extreme, you have to be careful what you’re doing and how you do it. Which, I am thankful I know all about. However, when I am done for the day in the summer time, I always like to come home and eat dinner, followed by having a cold beer and enjoying my air conditioning system. I spent a lot of money on the very best in central air conditioning possible. It cost me a small fortune, but, because I have a great job, I was able to afford to get the central air conditioning system that I have by making small monthly payments. It really helps me relax while drinking my cold beer. Without air conditioning this good, I am not sure I would even be working in construction this time of the year, to be honest. I would probably work construction only in the winter and spring. But, because I have this top of the line central air conditioning system, I can struggle through and work this all year round. I am glad though, because any other job I would be able to get with no college education would not pay this kind of money.

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BBQ party in the winter

My wife and I are true southerners born and raised.

  • A few years ago my wife had an amazing job opportunity arise that was too good for her to pass up, and for the first time in our adult lives we found ourselves living far away from where we were born and raised, up in the snowy northern mountains.

At first it was an extremely hard adjustment to make. We weren’t used to the year round cold weather, and the concept of owning and operating a heated gas furnace was forign to us. Thanks to the help of trial and error combined with help from neighbors though, we started to get the hang of life up north. There was one thing that we deeply missed about the south however, and that was having BBQ’s. It was much too cold all year to have a proper one, so my wife decided that we should host a neighborhood BBQ in our garage instead. I have to admit I thought it was a dumb idea at first, but I went along with it anyways. We purchased a portable heating and cooling unit from the HVAC ventilation, heating and cooling company in town to keep it nice and toasty for everyone first, and after that problem was taken care of we bought summer themed decorations to spruce the area up and give it a classic summer feel. Our neighbors ended up loving the event and there have even been requests to make these neighborhood BBQ’s a monthly event. I think that it’s a great idea, and I have a good feeling that it will make us feel a little less homesick all the time!

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The best brothers around

There are many things that I am thankful for in life, but the thing that I am most thankful for out of all is without a doubt the relationship that I have with my family.

More specifically, with my three brothers.

Ever since my brothers and I were little we were obsessed with helping our dad do things all around the house. My dad was a natural born handyman and the part owner of one of the biggest HVAC ventilation, heating and cooling companies in the entire city. As the years went on we were exposed more and more to the repair and installation of heating and cooling units, and we all began to dream about following in our father’s footsteps one day. As soon as we all were finished with high school we began to take courses to become certified HVAC repairman, and once we had finished up with the classes we were brought in to my father’s business. Eventually the day came to retire and my brothers and I were all promoted to take our fathers position. The majority of siblings in our position at the time would have a power struggle for who would be the true leader, however that wasn’t the case with my brothers. We all got along even better than before and we were able to keep the company running at a high level and still manage to love being around one another each day. The HVAC career is in our blood and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else other than here running this company with my brothers.
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Custom Built houses and heating

When our parents bought their beach beach house that they retired in, they had to do a custom built home.

The location where they were moving was a new housing development in the making, so they went in for this about 3 years before it was time to transport and settle in.

The a single thing they told myself and others was that the central heating and air conditioner plan had to be selected before the beach house was even built if they were going with any heating and air conditioner that required HVAC duct; Because the HVAC duct was area of the beach house building redprint, then and I assume it depended on the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C brand as to how they were going to sit the HVAC duct. The construction supplier in charge of custom building our parents retirement beach beach house was absolutely keen on heating and air conditioner. My parents had told myself and others that was because the owner had been a certified heating and air conditioner specialist for several years before changing careers over into the construction field. That absolutely was a nice benefit. Because going with this construction supplier for custom built homes can absolutely save you a nice amount of money in the end. And i’m not exactly talking about saving money on the beach house being built, I am talking about saving money on heating and cooling upgrade costs! And in the end, that could add up to thoUSAnds of bucks! I know our parents were unquestionably blessed to have got a supplier like this that knew all about heating and air conditioner!

 

 

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Not All Handymen Can Repair Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C Machines

If people are under the assumption that all handymen can repair just about anything, you are truly wrong! I am a handyman, plus I can repair nearly everything.

  • But, when it comes to trying to repair a central heating plus a/c, forget it! That was something I never could do.

I never had the interest to go to heating plus a/c school to become a certified Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C worker or anything enjoy that. And in order to repair a central heating plus a/c unit, you do need to be certified, and now, don’t get myself and others wrong, I can do the basic fixes to a central heating plus a/c… Like if something goes wrong with the fan that makes the heating plus a/c work. But, outside of that, I would need to call the local heating plus cooling supplier to have one of their Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C techs come out to repair our central heating plus a/c! One time, when our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C device completely broke down, I had thought that it was the thermostat that went out, not the actual Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C unit. I found out differently when I had the heating plus a/c supplier come out to repair it. This was entirely the time that I finally had the realization that handymen can not repair Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C systems. Before this point, I had thought that it may have been possible. But nope, separate from that schooling plus Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C certification, it will never happen. And I do mean never! That’s just the way the cookie crumbles…as they say.

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