Occasionally I wonder if having a animal is worth all of the trouble that it causes me, especially in the heating, ventilation and A/C system department. See, all of us have a certainly sizable fat, fluffy animal with a ton of colorless fur. She’s so fluffy that occasionally he gets stuck in the animal door that all of us have installed in the lower part of the back door of my house. We’ve had to save his a couple of times when he got stuck halfway in and halfway out. We had to grab his by his front legs and pull his chubby body all the way through. he did not appreciate that one bit! Besides having to be on the lookout for my feline neighbor so he won’t get stuck, now I also have to make sure that he doesn’t mess up the animal door. She somehow gets it stuck in the open position so that the heated air from inside the house escapes. Last week, when all of us were dealing with sub-zero hot and cold temperatures outside, the animal somehow got the little swinging door stuck again and I didn’t realize it. I kept feeling a freezing breeze blow by my feet and so I continued to raise the temperature on the thermometer in the hallway. Little did I know that every time I raised the control unit, I was basically just heating the outdoors because the warm air from my gas furnace was blowing right out the animal door! Unfortunately, there is an air vent right next to the door where the animal door is installed. The warm air from the furnace wasn’t even making it into circulation next to my feet because it was traveling right from the heating ducts into my backyard!
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