When we moved in, we only had a woodstove

When we moved into the house that we live in now, we only had a wood stove as the heating system.

  • It wasn’t something that really worried me when we first moved in several years ago because at that point I just didn’t realize how cold the temperatures could get around here during the winter.

I thought that I would be able to live with just a wood stove with no problem at all. And honestly, a wood burning stove is a great heating source if you don’t mind having to constantly go outside to get more wood for the fire. That’s been the problem for me, and since I am basically just lazy in the winter, I wanted a different heating source than just the wood stove. I never knew how fast a wood stove would gobble up and consume firewood during the cold winter months. Now I know, though. It’s frustrating to be warm and cozy and then have to go out to get more wood in the freezing cold temperatures during the night. I was over it. We lived with it that way for a couple of years and then last year I gave up. I decided that we needed to get a high efficiency heating system for the house because we needed something other than the wood stove as a heating system. Of course, we kept the wood stove too. Around here, you always need a backup for the heating system whenever it’s the winter. In this climate, you just never know what’s going to happen.

 

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The last brand i bought

When it comes to buying air filters for my central heating and air conditioning system unit I always like to get a deal and go as cheap as I can.

Well, that was a big mistake on my part.

I finally found this out when I bought these ultra cheap air filters last time that nearly killed my central heating and air conditioning system. Because they were so cheap they needed to be changed not just once a month like I was used to, but every other week! I am not kidding you! That is how awful these were. One time I forgot about this and it nearly made my central heating and air conditioning system unit work overtime causing an HVAC breakdown. I had to call the local heat and a/c company to send out a certified heating and air conditioning specialist to repair my central heating and air conditioning system. After this I am now buying nothing but HEPA brand air filters for my central heat and a/c unit! I will spend the extra money to get quality air filters of the HEPA brand. HEPA air filters can last in your central heating and air conditioning system up to 2 months at least before you have to change them. This in the long term saves money! Also with HEPA brand air filters it makes the indoor air quality of your home so much better than with the cheap air filters I used to buy. It is not quite like having a whole home air purification system, but I would say that it is a close second runner up.

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It really is good quality

I had been hearing about new portable space heaters for a while now.

  • I was hearing how powerful they were compared to the old and older portable space heaters.

I went out and bought one to use in my bedroom. And I can tell you that it really is good quality as well as very powerful! This portable space heater ended up heating up my bedroom in a matter of just a few minutes. This is something I have never seen before in my whole entire life. This is just a good example of how heating and air conditioning technology has advanced over the last several years. I would have never imagined it even being possible to have a portable space heater that could be of this quality and power. Portable space heaters are also much cheaper in price today than the much weaker old ones. I would have thought with portable space heaters being of this quality today that they would cost a lot more, but they do not! I guess because they are cheaper to make possible since it is now heat resistant plastic instead of the metal they used to make portable space heaters with when I was growing up. I really am loving my brand new and completely up to date portable space heater that I bought. I am so glad I decided to take a chance on it. It was well worth every single cent to get it and I just wish I would have done this a lot sooner than now!

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My only complaint

Also the convenience of the programming within the smart thermostat.

I have been experiencing a smart thermostat for the very first time in my life the last few months. There are no complaints from me what so ever about the smart thermostat other than one. Sometimes the app that comes on your cell phone and computer do not communicate right with the smart thermostat. I mean, it works and all. But it sometimes can take forever to take action. Such as for instance, when I want to turn off the central heating and air conditioning system through the app, I will turn it off and it will still run another 3 minutes or so before finally shutting off! This is very annoying to say the least. But it is a small thing to complain about with all of the other benefits you get by having a smart thermostat to go with your central heating and air conditioning system. I have saved so much cash on my electric bills it is crazy. Also the convenience of the programming within the smart thermostat. Having a programmable thermostat can avoid a lot of hassle in the event you forget to turn off your central heating and air conditioning system at a certain time that you need to. You can program the programmable smart thermostat to do this and it works great! But just don’t use that app and expect instant results. I wish someone would fix this. Because if it wasn’t for that little thing, the smart thermostat would be nothing but the most perfect thermostat to ever be made! I would recommend it to anyone looking to buy a new thermostat for their central heating and air conditioning system unit.

 

 

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