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Volunteering to help made me love HVAC.

I was just like many high school graduates out there, I had no idea what I was going to do for a career.

The night before my graduation I laid in bed wondering what I wanted to do with my life, I wanted to go to college but I didn’t know what for.

The next week our local HVAC business had a free HVAC class that would teach you some of the basic working of an HVAC system and how to fix minor problems with air conditioner and furnaces. I wasn’t too interested in HVAC at the time, but I had never worked on one before so I figured it would be good to know how to fix an air conditioner for the future. I attended the class at the HVAC warehouse and I fell in love. After the class, I went home and told my parents I wanted to go into a career where I could work on HVAC units. With my parent’s support, I went to college and got my degree for working on furnaces and air conditioners. I went back to my hometown and was hired by the HVAC business warehouse where I inspected new heating and cooling systems and I also got to put some of the parts together. I honestly love working in the warehouse. Recently, I started my own business where I go around town and fix people’s air HVAC units. Now that I have been in the HVAC business for several years, I can honestly say I have no regrets going into this business.
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HVAC in the eyes of a child.

We all remember how we looked at things as kids.

We thought the world was so much different and simpler than it really is.

As a child, I liked to imagine how things worked and why they worked the way they did. I did this a lot with technology, and specifically, HVAC. I remember standing next to our air conditioner and wondering how it could possibly blow out such cool air. I decided that I must come from the north pole somehow. In my mind the only thing that made air cool was winter and snow so somehow the air conditioner was connected to the north pole. I thought there was a pipe that connected underground to every house with an air conditioner, and that pipe ran all the way to the north pole to collect cold air. For the furnace I wasn’t as far from the truth as I was the air conditioner. I thought that the furnace heated with fire and that is how the air heated up. I got that part right, but I also thought that the furnace was a monster living in the basement and when it sighed it pushed the warm air through the air vents upstairs. My older siblings loved to laugh at me and my bizzar understanding of how HVAC units worked. As I grew up my dad taught me how our furnace and air conditioner really worked and taught me how to fix basic HVAC problems. I loved fixing HVAC so much that I decided to become an HVAC technician as a lifelong career and it has honestly been the job of my dreams.

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Grandpa’s thermostat collection

My grandpa recently, per my recommendation, upgraded his thermostat to a smart thermostat. He has been looking for ways to cut his monthly heating and cooling costs and I told him this was one of the easiest, most cost-effective upgrades to save money. I should probably mention that I have become a certified HVAC technician in the last year. As I’m sure you can imagine with your own family, since I’m not an air conditioning “expert”, I have become the family’s go-to person for HVAC recommendations, upgrades and installations! I jab at my family, but I really don’t mind. Anyway, my grandpa had one of those programmable thermostats from about a decade ago. The programmable thermostats were the best of the best at the time but since then, these programmable thermostats have just about become obsolete. Smart thermostats are the way to go now- they marry the simplicity of dial thermostats with the technological capacity of the programmable thermostats. When I went to throw away the programmable thermostat, my grandpa stopped me and pulled a large box from beneath the sink. “Put it here”, he told me, pointing into the box. When I looked into the box, it was filled with old thermostats; dial thermostats, sliding thermostats and now a programmable thermostat. I asked him why he kept these and he told me he kept them in case one of the new ones broke. I could not believe him. He has always been so doubtful about new things. I shook my head and tossed the programmable thermostat into the box.

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Having my business’ air conditioner while employees are at home

I’ve been running my own business for about 15 years.

  • Unlike some of my colleagues, I have been putting back a hearty nest egg in case of an emergency such as a global pandemic.

Because of these decisions, my employees are staying at home and won’t have to worry about losing their jobs- maybe their bonuses, but not their base pay and job (but, hey, the bonuses were never a guarantee anyway). While everyone is out, I’ve decided to use this time to upgrade a few things. Of the many things I’ll be upgrading, the most crucial of them is the HVAC system. I called the commercial HVAC provider and asked what we could do with our commercial heater and commercial air conditioner and they sent out an HVAC technician right away. The HVAC technician ran through some of the options for replacing the commercial air conditioner and the commercial furnace. I was excited by the prospect of upgrading the commercial HVAC system- this would be the first time there was an HVAC replacement/HVAC upgrade since the business opened 15 years ago. It was certainly time to start thinking about upgrading. I had an upgrade in my HVAC service plan for once every ten years. While I have kept up with the cleaning and tune ups associated with the HVAC service plan I signed back in the day, I have been a little slow to upgrade. Our business was making huge strides last year and the shut down to replace the HVAC system would have been horrendous timing. Now, however, I don’t have a choice! I might as well get the HVAC system upgraded now that we’re shutdown whether I like it or not, right? I look forward to having an upgraded commercial HVAC system.

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A good tip from the waitress

When I went out to eat Last week I was talking to the waitress that I had at our table.

I’m not sure how it started, but both of us were talking about heating plus cooling system plus the high costs of Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C repair plus upgrade these mornings.

This was when he gave me a tip that I didn’t believe about. I consistently thought that the customer should be tipping the waiter, not the other way around! He told me about something called Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C repair plans. All heating plus cooling system companies have Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C repair plans. Again, I did not believe about this! The point of having an Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C repair plan is that you pay a bi-weekly or yearly fee plus you will have all of your heating plus cooling system needs covered under a single single payment. In other words, if your central heating plus cooling system method happens to cut down you will not have to pay additional money for repair of the central heating plus cooling unit. Also if there is a natural disaster, you could get your entire central heating plus cooling system method equipment updated for nothing more than the bi-weekly or yearly fee you are paying for your Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C repair plan! This was the most amazing thing I ever heard in our full entire lifetime! I was so glad that our waitress told me about all of this. I would have not known this on our own. And lo plus behold, when I went beach condo that day I called our local Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier plus got them to get me on their certainly own Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C repair plan.
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It’s just a matter of cash

When you want to get things for your beach house it can be a real hassle when you don’t have the money to be able to afford them, but this was the case when I decided that I wanted to get a UV whole-house air purifier, then i knew the air quality in our beach house was lacking plus I had to do something about it.

I had thought about just getting a bunch of portable whole-house air purifiers, but those would not be nice enough, but even a common whole beach house air purification plan wouldn’t be nice enough for as much as I wanted to wipe the air in our house.

And a UV air purification plan was the best answer to this, and by having a whole beach house UV air purification plan I will be able to combat the super terrible air quality that I feel our beach house has; Nothing else will do as nice with it. After about 8 months of saving a lot of money I was finally able to look into getting 1 of these whole house UV whole-house air purifiers. They were actually upscale, but the heating plus A/C dealer had some payment plan openings that I would be able to get on. As long as I paid the minimum down when getting the whole beach house UV air purification plan installed… So with the money I had saved up, this was all possible. I am today enjoying our whole beach house UV air purification plan plus our indoor air quality is nothing short of being fully perfect!

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Everything has a price

When you win something in a contest, the last thing you expect is to have to pay anything for it.

  • Well, I found out differently when I won a portable a/c in this local contest that I entered through the local heating as well as cooling corporation.

They were having a drawing for all official customers. And if you had a heating as well as a/c tune up at any time in the last 6 months, you were automatically entered into it. And that is how I entered it. I have to admit I was surprised to have won as I normally have never won anything in any contest I entered. But when it came time to opportunity up the portable a/c I was informed that I had to pay tax on it! What kind of bull is that? That was not a free portable a/c! Although the tax was only 8 dollars, it was the point that they still squeezed some kind of money out of me. Nothing in this world is free, as well as this little experience I had with this portable cooling system contest was proof enough of that. It just entirely annoys me that greed is alive as well as well. Everything has a price, no matter what you are told otherwise. So do not let anyone fool you on that. Even when you win contests you have to pay something. This is the cold difficult truth as well as these are nothing however the facts. But still it was nice to get an almost free portable a/c in our home.

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Getting arrested

The cops I guess need to have good cooling system when they are out on patrol in the Summer time months.

I was not the most innocent kid. I was always getting into trouble as well as a few times I legitimately got arrested by the cops! Of course now those nights are long behind me as I am an adult with a superb career as well as a superb family. It’s almost as if all of that was another life all together, and however, I remember a single time when I was a teenager I got arrested for being drunk in public; When I was in the cop automobile I remember going crazy over the superb cooling system that was in there! I feel that sounds funny, as well as it was at the time. The cops were even getting a kick out of how I was going on as well as on about the cooling system in the car. Even when the two of us got to the station as well as I got booked, I was still talking about the cooling system. There must have been something to it, because even after I got out of there I always remembered how superb that cooling system was. The cops I guess need to have good cooling system when they are out on patrol in the Summer time months. I have told this story to our partner as well as kids as well as feel it’s hilarious that I was so drunk that I was going on as well as on about the cooling system. But if you feel about it, in those times, cooling system was not something that most people had. Air conditioning was considered a luxury. So I guess this is why it makes the most sense all around.
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A enjoyable tip from the waiter

When I went out to eat Last month I was talking to the waiter that I had at my table.

  • I’m not sure how it started, but both of us were talking about heating plus a/c plus the high costs of HVAC maintenance plus installation these mornings.

This was when she gave me a tip that I didn’t suppose about. I always thought that the buyer should be tipping the waiter, not the other way around! She told me about something called HVAC service plans. All heating plus a/c companies have HVAC service plans. Again, I did not suppose about this! The point of having an HVAC service plan is that you pay a bi-weekly or yearly fee plus you will have all of your heating plus a/c needs covered under a single single payment. In other words, if your central heating plus a/c method happens to chop down you will not have to pay additional money for maintenance of the central heating plus cooling unit. Also if there is a natural disaster, you could get your entire central heating plus a/c method component upgraded for nothing more than the bi-weekly or yearly fee you are paying for your HVAC service plan! This was the most amazing thing I ever heard in my full entire lifetime! I was so ecstatic that my waiter told me about all of this. I would have not known this on my own. And lo plus behold, when I went house that day I called my local HVAC supplier plus got them to get me on their genuinely own HVAC service plan.

 

 

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Staying indoors because of virus

Everything has been incredibly boring ever since this virus has been introduced to the world. When it started in other countries, I wasn’t worried. Even when it was introduced here, I still wasn’t worried. It wasn’t until the numbers started immediately jumping up that I began to worry. I wasn’t so worried for my health, as me getting the virus would be unlikely, but I was more concerned with the fact that all of these businesses were shutting down. Sure enough, one by one, all of the business except for the essential ones started closing down. There would be multiple days I would want to go out and have fun, but couldn’t because places were closed. I know they said we should be practicing social distancing, but I wasn’t really in the mood. Unfortunately, it looks like I’ll have to stay home now. I guess on the bright side, I was having a HVAC technician come over to do some work on my cooling system. How sad that I get excited to see a HVAC tech because I’ve been deprived of human interaction for so long. The HVAC supplier was coming to replace my air filter and install an air purification system. Unfortunately, I knew that wouldn’t take very long. I guess it’s a good thing I bought a whole home purification system because of the virus, at least I’ll be more protected. Even the HVAC provider commented that an air cleaner was a good time right now. I happily talked to the HVAC guy, although he seemed mildly annoyed to be talked to while he was installing my new whole air purification system. Once he left, I was alone one again.

 

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