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Your Luggage is in the Flowerbed

By Day Heating Company | October 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Your Luggage is in the Flowerbed

The Pacific Northwest has a lot to offer – ocean beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes and a climate that’s perfectly suited to maximizing the performance of a heat pump. While there are many types of heat pump units, the two most common types are ducted and ductless. Ducted heat pumps have been around for over 60…

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Momma Left Town

By Day Heating Company | September 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Momma Left Town

It’s with mixed emotions that I say goodbye to Jenny – sad because Jenny has been my Mamma since I arrived at Day Heating four years ago. She cooked for me (okay, she opened the can and fed me), she cleaned up after me and she entertained me (nobody can toss a kitty treat onto…

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Death, Taxes and Irritability

By Day Heating Company | May 8, 2012 | Comments Off on Death, Taxes and Irritability

Now that my taxes are all filed and I’ve given the government my pound of flesh (Hey! No fat jokes!), I’m back in the saddle (or basket, if you will – see my profile picture). And fair warning to the IRS – if you even think about auditing me, I’ll give a whole new meaning…

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Your Thermal Guardian

By Day Heating Company | March 9, 2012 | Comments Off on Your Thermal Guardian

I think it’s definitely time to share some more feline wisdom. If I go too long, you may go into withdrawal, and we wouldn’t want that to happen! As I was taking a bath the other day (I guess I’m kind of like Timex – I take a “licking” and keep on ticking), I was…

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It’s a Tankless Job

By Day Heating Company | January 30, 2012 | Comments Off on It’s a Tankless Job

Last time my excuse was holiday over-eating. This time I’m going with “I couldn’t get to the computer because of the flooding”. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. But now that we’re dry(er), I’m out of excuses (well, I do have “The dog ate my keyboard”, but I was saving that one for…

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I Remember When…

By Day Heating Company | December 27, 2011 | Comments Off on I Remember When…

I gotta say that Christmas was worse on my expanding fur pelt than Thanksgiving was, but it was a good time for the family to get together and pay attention to me. During the holiday I heard a lot of stories told – some of them quite nostalgic. I thought I would share a few…

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The End is Near!

By Day Heating Company | December 27, 2011 | Comments Off on The End is Near!

Just a quick reminder that many incentives change or are eliminated at the end of the year. If you are waiting on having a project installed, make sure you check and see if there are changes in the incentives. Federal geothermal tax credits are not supposed to be changing until after next year, but with…

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Going Duc(k)tless

By Day Heating Company | December 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Going Duc(k)tless

It’s been a while since I crawled to the keyboard, so now that the turkey hangover has worn off, it’s time for “more Chuck”. Ductless. It’s what the Beavers would like to be (I guess that would actually be Duckless), but that’s not what I’m referring to. It’s the new buzz-word in the heating and…

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Less Isn’t More (Part 3 – More Pointers From the Cat)

By Day Heating Company | November 14, 2011 | Comments Off on Less Isn’t More (Part 3 – More Pointers From the Cat)

If you haven’t read parts 1 & 2, I highly recommend them (after all, I did write them). Reading them will give you context for part 3 – however, if you tend to be the obstinate type and wish to do things your way, the wisdom here will still transcend the boundaries of your stubbornness.…

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

By Day Heating Company | October 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Is There a Doctor in the House?

In spite of the fact I consider myself fascinating, I try and keep the discussions here related to Day Heating. However, from time to time I may choose to share stories and details that are entirely about me. This is one of those times. Today I had my annual checkup. About now I’m sure you…

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