Clearwater Beach is So Beautiful

Clearwater Beach is such a beautiful place, even when the weather is rainy, thundering, plus lightning.

I actually prefer to hear the thunder out over the ocean water.

My partner plus I have resided in Clearwater Beach for the past 5 years. We met right after college, when we were at a similar beach party. My partner plus I met at a celebration, plus the people I was with and I hung out all night long. The very next afternoon, my partner called me to invite me to dinner. Unfortunately, I was leaving the country for a few weeks with my parents the next day. I promised them that I’d call them back when I returned to the country. I thought about them the whole time I was in another country, plus I wondered if they were thinking about me too. As soon as I got off that plane, I called them back. They pretended not to remember my name, plus that made myself laugh. We met for a Cappuccino on the following afternoon, and we continued seeing each other until I popped the question a year later. I was nervous, but I was so ready to commit! Since that afternoon, I haven’t regretted my decision. I adore them with all my heart. They are strong and hard working. They are also a fabulous example to our children. We have a house in Clearwater Beach, along with a beautiful daughter. On the weekends, we go kayaking, fishing, plus swimming around Tampa plus Clearwater Beach as a family. I don’t assume how life could be more perfect.

Clearwater business

Clearwater Beach is One of the Best Places to Live

She is strong and a hard worker.

Clearwater Beach is an attractive place for tourist, even when it’s raining, thundering, plus lightning, I can appreciate the way the lightning dances above the ocean water. My wife plus I have lived in Clearwater Beach for 10 years now. The two of us met shortly after we were done university, when we were both hanging out with friends on the beach. We officially met at a party, and spent the rest of the night together. The next afternoon, my wife called me and asked if I’d like to see a movie. I was leaving the country for two weeks, on a graduation vacation with my parents. I promised my wife that I’d call her as soon as I entered back into the country. I thought about her the whole time I was away, plus I thinking about her the whole time. As soon as I got back home, I called my future wife and pretended not to remember her name, which made me laugh. The two of us met for tea on that same afternoon. We met every single day for a year, before she finally asked me to marry her. I knew she was nervous, however I was ready to commit for life! I’ve never regretted our decision since. I appreciate her with all my heart. She is strong and a hard worker. My wife is a fantastic mother to our children. Now, we have a nice beach home in Clearwater Florida, and we have several pets. On the weekends, we take the our children fishing, kayaking, or swimming around Tampa and Clearwater Beach. I don’t know how my life could be more perfect.

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Even when it’s Raining, Clearwater Beach is Still Beautiful

Clearwater Beach is a beautiful place to see, even when the sun isn’t shining and it’s raining, thundering, plus lightning outside.

  • I enjoy watching the lightning dance above the ocean waves.

My hubby plus I have lived in Clearwater Beach for several years now. We actually met here when we were hanging out with similar friends on the beach, where we hung out all night long. The next day, he called me plus asked if wanted to see a movie. I was leaving the country for 3 weeks the following day on a family vacation to Europe, so I promised him I’d call him when I returned. Crazy enough, I thought about him the whole time I was away, plus I wondered if he was actually thinking about me too. As soon as I got off that plane, I called him back! He acted like he didn’t remember me, so that made me laugh. That day, we met for coffee, and we were inseparable ever since. He popped the big question a little later on, and I knew he was nervous, however I was ready to say yup! Ever since that day, I never regretted the decision we made. I love my husband with my whole heart. He is strong, a tough worker, plus a fabulous father to our kids. All of us have a nice beach house together in Clearwater Beach, along with our two cats. On the weekends, we go fishing, kayaking, plus swimming around Tampa as a family on Clearwater Beach. I don’t understand how life could be any more perfect.

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Summer means extra dust, dirt, and pollen getting into my house and air conditioner

When the weather is just right, summer is often my favorite time of the year.

The lakes warm up enough where swimming is possible again, and there are no stray cold fronts that tend to surface throughout both the autumn and spring seasons.

My dog loves it too and spends the most time outdoors during the summer months, often laying at the foot of a tree in the shade. But, as much as I crave the summer climate, my sinus allergies and respiratory problems thrive during this time every year. The pollen levels in my region are so imposing that I’m forced to carry a rescue inhaler and nasal spray everywhere I go. I have extras in my desk at work and two in my car so I’m not caught anywhere without a way to treat my symptoms. But, it’s frustrating at home because all of this dirt, dust, and pollen gets sucked into my HVAC system and blown around my house every time my air conditioner runs. This is worsened by the extra allergens tracked into the house whenever my dog goes out and comes back inside. I have to change my filters every two weeks with what I’m dealing with indoors alone, let alone the allergen levels the second I walk outside. This also means more HVAC maintenance and repair, making summer a particularly costly season for energy costs. As bad as the costs in winter realistically are, summer is almost equally costly from a heating and cooling standpoint if you live in a climate like mine.

 

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My robotic floor vacuum keeps my HVAC filters cleaner for longer periods of time

My father-in-law sometimes gives me strange birthday gifts.

One year he gave me a chandelier made entirely out of deer antlers and on another occasion he bought me a year’s supply of beef jerky.

I think I may still have at least half of the box of jerky laying around somewhere, no doubt all of it expired by this time. But, one random year he gave me a gift that made me scoff at first until I took it out of the box and gave it a go. He got me one of those robotic floor vacuums seen on TV that pan across your floors, wall to wall, in controlled patterns. You can leave the device running while you’re out of the house, like running errands or out back working on the lawn. I couldn’t believe the device would work as advertised, but amazingly after only a week of use, I am finally hooked on this robotic floor vacuum. I used our stand up vacuum a few days later to see if much dust and debris was missed, and to our surprise we found little if any inside the large vacuum‘s collection tray. This also means less dust and dirt getting into our HVAC system because our air return is located at floor level in the main hallway leading from our front door. I’m not sure who designed it this way, but for a floor level air return, it could not have been installed in a worse location in this house . The degree of dust buildup in our filters every month was staggering. But now that I run the robotic vacuum daily, we are getting twice as much life out of our central HVAC filters as before. The improvement is incredible, and I couldn’t be more thankful that my father-in-law decided to buy it for me on a whim.

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My wife was upset that I didn’t replace the HVAC parts

My wife usually gets pretty mad at me when I don’t take proper care of our HVAC system.

I completely understand and thing that I should be taking better care of the HVAC system.

The problem is that I never really learned much about AC units or how to take care of them. I don’t have the money to call an HVAC technician everytime something stops working, which is quite often because our AC unit is very old. I looked up the cost of a new AC unit and there is just no way I could afford to purchase one. I have been learning different things online about how to fix HVAC and a few friends have some experience. There are some HVAC parts that I need to find cheaply so I think I am going to see what’s free online. There are a lot of people getting rid of old HVAC systems because they can be heavy to haul out of your house. I want to be able to fix the AC system quickly so that my wife isn’t mad anymore. The AC unit is working but it’s not working very well. I know that this also means that our energy bill is going to be very expensive because I have learned a lot of energy saving tips over the years. I plan to fix the AC unit this weekend and I am really excited to surprise my wife! Who knows, maybe I’ll even make a career out of my HVAC side job. At the very least my own HVAC system will be up and running and I am satisfied with that.

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Why it’s better to replace parts then to wait for them to break

With replacing and maintaining your AC unit you will also save money on your energy bill

I have been buying and selling houses for a few years, and while doing that I have learned a lot about how to take care of things like plumbing and HVAC. HVAC in particular is one of my specialties now that I have talked to so many HVAC technicians. Every house that I buy has been foreclosed and this usually means that the AC units haven’t been maintained. Now I am smart and when I buy a house I do an HVAC inspection so I can see if we will need to replace the HVAC system. Sometimes I am able to save a few thousand dollars on the house because I tell them that they will need to replace the AC unit. One of the big things l have learned from talking to so many HVAC technicians is how important it is to replace parts along the life of your HVAC system. If you slowly replace HVAC parts then you don’t ever get to a point where your system completely fails. It can be really beneficial to find HVAC parts from a salvage yard and then fix them up yourself. If you make a commitment to learn how to replace your HVAC system and your go part by HVAC part, your system will last for a very long time. With replacing and maintaining your AC unit you will also save money on your energy bill. The reason you will save money is because your HVAC unit will be running at optimal levels. Go to your local HVAC technician and ask them about replacing parts frequently if you don’t believe me!

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Split heating saved our marriage

My wife and I love eachother very much.

  • We have been married for ten years now, and we have enjoyed every bit of the ride.

Well, at last most of it. As much as we love each other, we are both very different from one another. I am the type of person who needs to have everything perfectly in order in my life, and my wife is on the complete other side of the spectrum. As you can possibly imagine, this has led to some conflict over the years. One of the biggest points of conflict that we had to work through was the heating in the home. I was constantly warm and wanted to adjust the heating unit to a certain temperature. My wife on the other hand, she wanted me to leave it alone and let temperature stay the same. We would spend hours every night arguing about the heating settings and it was slowly putting a strain on our relationship. I was talking to a buddy of mine about this problem a few days after one of our biggest arguments, and my buddy recommended that we invest in split heating. If we went this route not only would we be able to quit with all of the fighting, but we would be able to warm and cool different rooms at different temperatures. We quickly took my friends advice and we ended up hiring an HVAC company to install some split heating the next week. Literally the day after we began to enjoy the perks of split heating in our home, our arguments have come to a close and our relationship is quickly improving. I would have never in a million years imagined that split heating would be the thing to save my marriage, but I think that truly is the case and i’m so thankful!

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New apartment not what it seems

When my partner and I were looking move our lives down to the south due to career opportunities, we were having a really hard time finding a place to move into.

It seemed like all of the apartments that we found were far too overpriced, and the other half were run down and gave off the feeling that they were most likely infected by roaches. Even with the struggle we never gave up our hunt on our new home, and we eventually found a place that sounded like it was just what we needed. It was a brand new apartment building with new appliances, and it was also dog friendly! Once we arrived not long after and began moving our stuff in on the hot southern day, we finally realized why the deal had been so amazing for this apartment. It didn’t have an air conditioning system! Apparently in the fine print on the contracts the “new” appliances is only covering the stove and the dishwasher, but everything else is up to the new owner to purchase. After moving heavy boxes all day all we wanted was to the air conditioning on high and relax, but now we were forced to deal with this terrible news. After getting a few quotes from local HVAC ventilation, heating and cooling companies around town, after factoring in the cost for a brand new air conditioning unit along with the installation fees, we would have been better off moving into one of the apartments that we had thought were overpriced. Even though we might have been duped for now, our new landlord has not seen the last of us. We will get him to get our room equipped with at least some sort of cooling system, whether he wants to or not!
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My robotic floor vacuum keeps my heating cleaner

My father-in-law sometimes gives me unusual birthday gifts.

  • One year he gave me a chandelier made easily out of deer antlers and on another opportunity he bought me a year’s supply of beef jerky.

I guess I may still have at least half of the box of jerky kneeling around somewhere, no doubt all of it expired by this time. But, a single random year he gave me a gift that made me scoff at first until I took it out of the box and gave it a go. He got me a single of those robotic floor vacuums seen on cable that pan across your floors, wall to wall, in controlled patterns. You can leave the device running while you’re out of the house, like running errands or out back working on the lawn. I couldn’t guess the device would work as displayed, however amazingly after only a week of use, I am finally hooked on this robotic floor vacuum. I used our sit up vacuum a few afternoons later to see if much dust and debris was missed, and to our surprise all of us found little if any inside the huge vacuum‘s collection tray. This also means less dust and dirt getting into our Heating plus A/C method because our air return is located at floor level in the main hallway leading from our front door. I’m not sure who designed it this way, however for a floor level air return, it could not have been installed in a worse location in this home . The degree of dust buildup in our filters every month was staggering. But now that I run the robotic vacuum bi-weekly, all of us are getting twice as much life out of our central Heating plus A/C filters as before. The improvement is incredible, and I couldn’t be more thankful that my father-in-law decided to buy it for me on a whim.

Mini split air conditioner