Thursday, May 21, 2009

If It's Too Hot in the House, Go Lay in Some Fur

It is hot in here. No, I have not channelled Nelly. It is truly hot in here. Big old house, 80 degree weather, second floor office/TV room. It gets a bit warm.

B and I are in the market for some air. As in the next few weeks before it gets in the 90s. This has involved many different level of dorky men parading around my house and telling me what they can do for me. None of it is exciting:

BTUs
SEERs
95% efficiency
rebates
tax credits
modulating
dual pump

I cannot believe I retained as much knowledge as I did. Soon I will be selling a/c units. Well, that might be a stretch.

Meanwhile, the cats are lying around morosely acting as if we are killing them by their very being in this house. Chester lays on his back panting and whining. I just step over him and shout "suck it up."

So, imagine my surprise when earlier, just as I thought "it sure is getting hot in here" I watched Mooch climb into his FUR LINED box and cuddle in for a nap.


That cat done lost his mind.

10 important things being said:

Kacie said...

I caught an episode of "This Old House" the other day and they installed an exhaust fan to the attic. The idea was that they turned the exhaust fan on and opened windows on the first floor to suck the cool outside air inside, and send the hot house air out.

Anyway. Maybe something like that could work for ya? Also, ACs are good. kbye.

j'lynn said...

Hey...don't you get a deal if you do a furnace/central air combo buy? Since I'm in the market for a new furnace and your in the market for some central air...maybe we should get together on this deal! I don't recall the deals ever saying they had to be installed in the same house or town! hehe I'm sure between the two of us we can find a loop-hole! LOL

Jennifer said...

That does look cozy in there. And extra hot!

Debbie said...

I could never understand this. My cat will lay all stretched out, looking miserable and hot one minute, but when it's naptime, heads straight for the sunny spot shining thru the window and curls up. With all that fur, I don't know how she does it.

*~Dani~* said...

Kacie - that sounds very intriguing and might work since we do get quite the breeze in here. Much better than the thousands of dollars the guy quoted yesterday should we want to expand into the attic and cool it in the future. Thousands of dollars. Just for the attic. On another note, I need to start watching "This Old House" since I am now living in one!

jlynn - unfortunately it is a tax credit so I dont think our combining will work. And we are also planning on getting a new furnace as ours is a huge 20 year old beast so we will probably eat up the entire credit. On another note, we did find somebody who beat everyone else's prices, do you want me to see if he will go to your area?

Jennifer - cozy and extra hot. That is our Mooch, a mystery for sure.

Debbie - I did fail to point out that right before he entered the fur box he was laying in the hot sun. However, i thought the fur was much worse!

Blaez said...

my cat has a box he lays in, its right where the sun shines brightest in the living room... its lined with a mini kitty quilt i made for him... doesn't matter how hot it is that cat is lying somewhere hotter. strange kitties.

*~Dani~* said...

Blaez - kitties are strange, but man wouldnt it be nice to just lay in the sun all day without a care in the world?

j'lynn said...

We can share the tax credit...can't you only get up to $1,500 in tax credits on that? LOL

Most definitely Dani! Thanks!

Andhari said...

Jakarta is hot and sunny all year long but I guess when it's summer in your area I think it's even hotter than here.

*~Dani~* said...

jlynn - you obviously havent priced an a/c and furnace combo for an old multi level house. We will eat that credit up in no time. That is, if we can get the neighbors to agree to an a/c unit on the side of the house. Oh the trials of a community.

Andhari - it probably does get hotter here, but only for a few days as compared to your year round heat I would imagine. Sometimes I think I would much rather have the heat than the cold winters, but then it gets hot and I think otherwise...

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