Sometimes I wonder if having a animal is worth all of the trouble that it causes me, especially in the heating and a/c department. See, we have a actually sizable fat, fluffy animal with a ton of particularly white fur. She’s so fluffy that sometimes she gets stuck in the animal door that we have installed in the lower section of the back door of my house. We’ve had to save her a couple of times when she got stuck halfway in and halfway out. We had to grab her by her front legs and pull her chubby body all the way through. she did not like that one bit! Besides having to be on the lookout for my feline buddy so she won’t get stuck, now I also have to make sure that she doesn’t mess up the animal door. She somehow gets it stuck in the open position so that the heated air from inside the apartment escapes. Last week, when we were dealing with sub-zero temperatures outside, the animal somehow got the little swinging door stuck again and I didn’t realize it. I kept feeling a cold breeze blow by my feet and so I continued to raise the temperature on the thermometer in the hallway. Little did I think that every time I raised the temperature control, I was basically just heating the outdoors because the moderate 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 moderate 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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