The noise

My air conditioner has been making a whistling sound lately.

  • The sound is hard to detect.

If I’m watching cable or doing other things, I can’t hear it, but when I’m sleeping, it’s very distracting. The whistling only sounds when the air conditioning is on. It’s not always on, which makes this even more annoying, because If it whistled constantly, I could tune it out. The rest of my family says that they can’t even hear the noise. That others can’t hear it makes me think I am going crazy! But I haven’t had good sleep in over a month, so I called our air conditioning technician. The HVAC technician came and readjusted the little door that closes in the air filter. As soon as he did, the whistling ceased! Apparently, my husband didn’t close the door correctly when he changed the filter last week! Air rushing through the little gap in the door is what was causing the whistling! I am happy it was easy to fix. Too bad I hadn’t thought of this myself; it would have saved me money! I’m glad I’m not crazy, though, hearing something no one else could. I hope I get better sleep tonight. I bet I will, since the sound is gone.

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The whistling was caused by an open door

My air conditioner has been making a bizarre, almost unnoticeable whistling sound lately.

If I’m watching cable or doing things, I hear nothing.

But when I’m trying to fall asleep in the evening, the sound is unquestionably distracting. The whistling only launches when the air conditioner comes on. It’s not constant. That makes it even more annoying. If it was constant, I’d learn to tune it out. It’s making me figure I’m going crazy. The others say they can’t even hear the noise, but I haven’t been getting adequate sleep in over a month so I decided to call up our air conditioner dealer. The HVAC specialist came out and adjusted the door that closes the air filter. The whistling immediately stopped. Apparently, my husband had not closed the door properly when he changed the filter last week! Air rushing through the small gap in the door is what was causing the noise. I’m happy it was such an easy fix even though I wish I had thought of this myself! This would have saved me money! At least I wasn’t crazy though. The sound existed even if no one else could hear it. I hope I get a good sleep tonight. I bet I will, since the sound has vanished.

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The whistling air conditioner

My air conditioning has been producing a mysterious whistling sound lately.

The sound is faint.

If I’m watching cable or busy doing something, I can’t hear it, but when I’m trying to fall asleep at night, it is legitimately distracting. The whistling isn’t constant; it only happens when the air conditioning activates. That makes it even more annoying. If it whistled constantly, I could learn to tune it out. It’s making me believe I’m going crazy. The rest of my family says that they cannot even hear it, but I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in over a month. So, I called our air conditioning dealer. The HVAC professional came out and readjusted the little door that closes in the air filter. The whistling stopped! Apparently, my husband had not closed the door properly when he changed the filter last week. Air rushing through the little gap in the door caused that whistling noise! I am delighted it was such a simple fix. I wish I had thought to try opening and closing the door myself. It would have saved me money. At least I wasn’t crazy, though – the sound existed even if no one else could hear it. I hope I get a good sleep tonight. I bet I will, since the sound is gone.

 

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The strange whistling sound

My air conditioning was emitting a strange, hard to hear whistling sound recently. If I was watching TV or doing other things, I could not hear it, but when I was trying to sleep it was a distraction. The whistling noise only powered up when the air conditioning was on. It wasn’t consistent, making this even more annoying because if it was, I’d learn to tune it out. It was making me think I was crazy! No one else in my family could hear it! But I have not been getting good sleep in over a week, so I decided to call up our air conditioner company. The technician came out and readjusted the little door that closes the air filter. The whistling sound stopped! Apparently, my husband had not closed the little door when he changed the filter last week. Air escaping through the little gap in the door was the cause. I am glad it was such a self-explanatory fix but I wish I had thought of this myself; it would have saved money! At least I know I wasn’t crazy, though – that the sound existed even if no one else could hear it. I hope I sleep well tonight. I bet I will, since the sound is gone.

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Why is my air conditioner whistling?

My air conditioner has been making this strange whistling sound lately.

The sound is almost imperceivable but it is there.

If I’m watching TV or busy doing other things, I can’t really hear the whistling sound. But when I’m trying to fall asleep at night, the sound is very distracting. The whistling noise only starts up when the air conditioner kicks on. It’s not a constant sound. I think that makes it even more annoying. If it whistles constantly, I could probably learn to tune it out. It’s making me feel like I’m going crazy. The rest of my family says that they can’t even hear the noise. But I haven’t been getting a good night’s sleep in over a week so I decided to call up our air conditioning supplier. The HVAC technician came out and simply readjusted the little door that closes in the air filter. As soon as he did that, the whistling sound stopped. Apparently my husband had not closed the little door correctly when he changed the filter last week. Air rushing through the little gap in the door is what was causing that whistling noise. I’m glad it was such an easy fix but I wish I had thought to try opening and closing the air conditioning vent door myself. It would have saved me a little bit of money. At least I know I wasn’t crazy, though. That sounds really existed even if no one else could hear it. I hope I get a good night’s sleep tonight. I bet I will since the sound is gone.

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Getting older makes fitness a bigger priority

I have realized that keeping fit becomes more challenging as I get older. There was a time when I was able to eat anything I wanted and exercise for only twenty to thirty minutes per day. I never put on a pound. I maintained my flexibility, strength and stamina without much effort. After having three kids, it was necessary to become much more diligent to a strenuous workout regiment. I also became more conscientious about the quantity and quality of food I consumed. When I was in my mid forties, I again saw a change in my body. It was easier for me to gain weight and I struggled to keep my flexibility. At that stage, I became a vegetarian and changed my workouts to sixty-minute sessions. I have now entered my mid fifties and I’m finding it difficult to keep the weight off and maintain my strength. I can no longer manage the same amount of pushups I once did. There’s a bit of softness around my belly that I’m not happy with. I have more aches and pains to deal with. I have stiffness from arthritis in my fingers and old injuries that bother me. I am very good about sticking with my morning workout sessions. I devote more time to my warmup and stretching than I used to. I am conscientious about combining cardio and whole-body strength training. I vary between jumping rope, cycling and running to get my heart pumping. I include lunges, squats, burpees and abdominal crunches. Although it’s not fun to see a decline in my physical abilities, I know that my commitment to physical fitness has been worthwhile for me. My peers are undergoing surgeries, taking prescription medication and have sacrificed a good deal of mobility by being sedentary.

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I love my stationary bike

A few years ago, my husband gave me a stationary bike for my birthday.

  • I was really happy with the gift.

It was especially thoughtful because I prioritize my physical fitness. I make a point to workout every day for around an hour. Due to my location in the country, joining a gym isn’t really convenient. I’d need to drive forty minutes each direction. I just don’t have the time to keep up with a membership. Because of the weather in my local area, outdoor workouts are rarely possible. We deal with high heat, humidity, cold, wind, rain, sleet and snow. For most of the year, I’m stuck exercising indoors. I have arranged a home gym that includes a weight bench, yoga mat, free weights and assorted accessories. There are those days when I feel exhausted, sore or just don’t have any motivation. The stationary bike is the ideal solution. I can sit on a padded seat, listen to music and pedal at whatever speed. I typically read on my iPad while I ride the bike. The operation of the bike is so quiet that I can use it at any time of day or night without disturbing anyone else. The stationary bike allows my joints a rest from the jarring impact of high intensity aerobics. It still burns a great deal of calories in a brief time. I can select from a variety of programs, keep track of my workouts and increase rewards by adding resistance or pedaling faster. I only use the bike once or twice per week. It’s such a fun workout that I feel as if I’m cheating.
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Running with my son’s dog

The dog is very experienced with running on the leash, because she was excellent about stopping at the crosswalks.

For the past week, I’ve been hosting my son’s dog while he’s on a vacation. The dog is only three years old, 60 pounds and an abundance of energy. She continually brings me a ball to play catch with or a rope for tug-of-war. She also interrupts my exercise sessions. She paws at me whenever I start warming up, stretching or doing my ab crunches. She tugs on my sleeves and pant legs if I attempt to lunge or squat. I finally figured out that taking the dog on a run might help get rid of some of her energy. My son regularly jogs with her. He told me that they complete eight-minute miles. I’m not that fast. Although I run long distances on a regular basis, I am rather slow. I am 5r years old and 5’ 1” tall. My son is 29 years old and over six feet tall. When the dog and I first started out, she literally dragged me down the road. She wouldn’t settle down at a comfortable pace. I finally had to change to a walk. After we’d kept that pace for several miles, the dog began to look a bit tired. I slowly sped up until she and I reached the ideal speed for me to run. It was such a pleasure to run with the dog. It was a warm, sunny morning, and we chose a paved path that travels through the woods. The dog is very experienced with running on the leash, because she was excellent about stopping at the crosswalks. We put in a little over three miles. When we eventually returned home, the dog and I were both thirsty, panting and tired. We drank a lot of water.
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Working out in chilly conditions

It’s the beginning of November, and for the past few weeks, the weather has been chilly and wet.

I switched from loving my workouts outdoors on the back deck to the cramped space inside the house.

I am fortunate to have a spot where I can stretch, weight train, jump rope and perform lunges, squats and ab crunches, it’s kind of tight. I’m always worried about causing damage to something. I realize that Winter is on the way and my opportunity to head outside again is minimal. Today was finally bright and sunny. For the first time in weeks, the forecast wasn’t calling for raining non stop. The skies were blue and the clouds were white. I was so excited to carry my yoga mat, free weights, jump rope, water bottle, phone and cordless speaker onto the deck. I stepped outside and was disappointed by how cold the air felt. There was an aggressive and chilly wind blowing. It was necessary to bundle up in layers to complete an outdoor workout. I put on a thermal long-sleeved shirt under a T-shirt and zip-up hoodie. I wore sweatpants. I still needed to wear my hood up and tie it tight. It was a challenge to get warm and loosen up my joints and muscles. It required some extra time jogging in place, skipping and stretching before I was ready to really exert myself. I always work out for an hour, but this particular workout seemed to last longer than usual. It was discouraging and disappointing. I have accepted the fact that I am going to be stuck inside for the next 6 to 8 months. I would really like to join a gym but the travel time is just too much for me.
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I Had My Furnace Serviced Much Later Than Usual

After he was done inspecting everything, he confirmed that my old furnace was running efficiently and that he didn’t notice any complications.

The temps dropped a lot multiple weeks ago and I was forced to turn my A/C method off and fire up my old furnace for the first time in many months. I hadn’t been paying attention to the weather so I wasn’t expecting the decrease in temperatures. There was little time for myself and others to call an Heating and Air Conditioning service tech to come work on the oil furnace before turning it on, although I prayed that it could heat my house without any issues. Thankfully, it ran certainly well and my house was kept nice and cozy. The bad thing though, was that since my house was nice and snug, I kept forgetting to contact the Heating and Air Conditioning company to hire an Heating and Air Conditioning service tech. There were no heating issues to remind me! Last weekend though, I finally had the option to relax and cross things off of my to-do list. At the top of my list was calling up the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman. Lucky for me, a lot of the homes in my area had already had their gas and oil furnaces took care of before the cooler weather so there was no wait list. The Heating and Air Conditioning service tech was able to service my oil furnace that afternoon. After he was done inspecting everything, he confirmed that my old furnace was running efficiently and that he didn’t notice any complications. He was ecstatic that I had called him even though my oil furnace was running smoothly. According to him, a lot of local homeowners refused to call when their Heating and Air Conditioning systems were running smoothly because they didn’t assume there could be any issues. However, this is when things could get out of control.

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