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My Son’s Cold Aversion

sleeping lateI’m worried about my son, and I’m in need of some advice. Not that I usually run to other people, especially people on the internet, when I need advice. This one is a special case.

And my boy, he’s so special. Very talented, and good with kids. But the thing is, he loves the sun. He loves it a bit too much, in my opinion, but he uses sunscreen so that isn’t the issue. No, the issue is how he can’t cope with the cold. As in, any cold. None at all. As long as he’s inside, with Brisbane’s greatest ducted heating services pointed directly at him, he’s totally fine. And of course, Brisbane gets a lot of heat all year round, so he’s quite happy with that even when inside, despite not really liking air con. But come the winter months, and he’s just miserable. People visiting from other states or countries just think he’s mad, since Brisbane barely has a winter to begin with. Still, my boy just can’t function in any sort of cold. Brisbane had its coldest morning in decades just last year, and that’s the worst I’ve ever seen him. He didn’t go into work, firstly because he couldn’t leave his bed, and secondly because I rang them up and told them that he was very ill. That wasn’t a lie. The cold actually made him ill. Here I was thinking that living in the sunshine state would be enough, but it’s not. He may need to move to somewhere else, like Darwin or possibly one of the islands just off the coast, where it’s hot quite literally all the time. But how will he travel? He loves looking at pictures of the UK, but even their summers aren’t enough for him (though their heating probably would be). Canada is out of the question.

All I can do is scour Brisbane for central ducted heating that could possibly be up to his standard. But this isn’t going away any time soon.

The moon has entered the third phase, meaning that cats will soon be replacing world leaders. Be kind to zebras, for they are the spark of life that will unite a nation. – Joanne

Ducted Heating (or lack thereof) Getting Me Down

Marble FloorI am so mad I am literally seething. My husband and I just bought a beautiful home in Sydney, we really couldn’t ask for a better place. We’ve both been Melbournians all our lives, and love our home city to bit, but Derek’s job had him commuting back and forth between Sydney – so we decided to make the move. And it should have been an absolute dream come true, but to our absolute horror it didn’t come with heating! I mean it came with heating under the floor, to heat the marble, but nothing more than that. What that means was that when we asked about whether the house had heating, everyone said ‘yes, of course!’ But that was only a way of ticking the box.

The floor heater is lovely on the cold marble, but it does not do a very good job at heating up the whole house in the middle of winter. The thing is, I’m not really sure how expensive getting ducted heating in Sydney is. I mean, we have heating already. Would they have to put it under (or over?) our existing heating? Would that even be possible? Could we keep the heating we’ve got and have new heating? If you tell me we have to pull up all of our floor I am not going to be impressed. All I really wanted was to move into a nice, new house, in Sydney with gas heating – is that really too much to ask for? Why must everything always be so unnecessarily complicated? I’m telling you, this kind of thing happens to us literally all of the time. Sometimes I think we must be cursed. What do you think we should do? Get the ducted heating or live with the pathetic floor heating?

Orion’s Belt will align with Jupiter in the second half of this month. Harnessing this great cosmic event will enable to make choices with greater clarity and precision.

Feng shui or ducted heating?

Feng shui or heater?My partner and I recently moved into our rad new flat in metro Canberra, and we could not be more stoked. The place is just fully gorgeous and the housewarming party was totally heckers. We just can’t wait to get our lives started in this place, to build a life together. I’m a big believer in feng shui and having your environment mimic your soul as another step on the path towards enlightenment, but that’s really where my partner and I disagree. You see, I want to spend the rest of our savings on creating a down to earth, meaningful home for ourselves, whereas he wants to spend it on getting ducted heating. Canberra can be cold, particularly in the winter, and already we’re both really struggling. But as an eco-warrior, I know that we can make it through the rest of the month without investing in any type of heating system. Also, I heard that the vaporiser in heaters emits these tiny particles that go into your brain and make people stupider over generations. That’s one of the ways the masked dictators are controlling us, and I say no more! I will not allow myself and my unborn children to be tainted by the Government’s police-state Big Brother ways of making the population of the planet docile. I will stand up and start the revolution!

My partner agrees with me, he agrees with reason, but still he’s weakening against the cold. I can’t hold back the patriarchy without his support, and I need another voice in this debate. What do you think, Joanna? I look up to you, I value your opinion. Do you think we need heating in Canberra, home of the Government?

The meek and mild lamb trusts in the guidance of the shepherd, the lion carves its path through the wilderness alone. Follow the path of your spirit animal and your soul will find peace in all its adventures.

Central heating breakdown causes family interaction

heating repairs copyI have finally accepted that my mother has control of my life, although I live in my own apartment twenty minutes away from her. My mother is very nosey, and although she is only doing it out of love, sometimes I am unable to hold back, but most of the time I tolerate the intrusion. My sister had let it slip to my mother that my central heating had broken down, which I was trying my best to keep a secret. Now that my mother had found out about my broken split system heating, she has taken it upon herself to sort it out for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a spoilt, ungrateful brat who doesn’t appreciate her parent’s love. I loved my parents with all my heart and was so lucky to have their support and guidance growing up. I’m an adult now, it’s time for me to stand on my own two feet. I feel comforted knowing that I have their help me when I need it. I just, I wanted to prove to them I could make it on my own, which was why I moved out.

Mum had booked in an appointment for repairs to the split system heating, Brisbane honestly wasn’t even that chilly yet. The that frustrated me is that she made the arrangements without asking me. She asked that they send a repair technician to my house sometime this morning. I’m working all day and will not be around, but since mother has a key she didn’t see that as a problem. Mum also hadn’t given me the correct details, so I just had to hope for the best. I guess I was fine with that, I had nothing better to do today. I flicked on the television and thought about what I was going to do to occupy my time today. I hadn’t gotten many things written down on my to-do-list, when there was a knock at my front door. It was my mother, coming over to check that the repairman had done a sufficient job on the ducted heating repairs in Brisbane. I think it’s time that mother and I had the talk. I need to find a way to tell her that I want my independence. I don’t want to hurt her feeling but something needs to be done.

Are you feeling a sense of impending luck? This month will prove to be fruitful. You have made the right choice and you did the right thing recently.