Just a note for this coming week of frigid temps, furnaces are designed to be efficient for the majority of the year. We size furnaces to heat your home to 72-75° on 0° day. That way it’s not oversized for majority of the winter.
So, when it’s -15°, your furnace or heat pump is gonna be RUNNING!
And may not keep up. It probably isn’t broken. But it should keep it pretty warm still. Continue reading
I’m married to a British woman so we “celebrate” Boxing Day. I’ve yet to google its origins but my friends and family in England usually sit around in their sweats and eat leftovers and play games. I figure this is a tradition worth keeping!
The term “Boxing Day”, for some reason, always reminded me of when my dad would bring home a furnace box or two and we’d make forts and castles out of them.
So it’s not quite the same but it brings to mind when my daughter was younger and got more fun out of the boxes than the gift within.
Ahh Christmas. Family, fun, food and warm wishes. Continue reading
I like clean vintage stuff. I think a lot of people do.
For Valentines day I took my bride for a walk at the antique mall. We thought it was romantic to hold hands and walk. It was warm and fun to look at old stuff.
I like reminiscing about old toys and magazines. I’m always looking for classic bicycle stuff and of course hvac stuff.
The other day I was in a customer’s house and all her furniture is 40-50 years old. It was very well maintained and though vintage, it was new looking and even “in style” again.
You know what was old and not very attractive? The furnace. Even if that old furnace or air conditioner looks good or “vintage cool” it probably isn’t worth the utility payment to keep around. I know that loud, dirty, expensive machine feels like it’s become a part of the family, but now it’s time to go! Continue reading