For fourteen years, I worked for a HVAC company.
I started working in the parts department when I was sixteen.
I eventually worked up to being a dispatcher, and I was troubleshooting problems before handing out the jobs. When I got married, I moved to the area where my wife grew up. I wanted to find another HVAC company to work for, but there were no local ones. I decided that this could be a perfect opportunity for me. I knew the business inside and out. I just never got a HVAC certification. I called the college that was closest to my home and asked about HVAC certification classes. I also enrolled in some classes for small business owners. While going to school for HVAC certification, my wife and I were taking classes on how to run a business. By the time I graduated from HVAC school, we also had all of our ducks in a row for opening an HVAC company. My wife was going to be the owner, and I was going to manage the business. I guess we never realized we were going to get so busy so quickly. Even before we could hire anyone to work for our company, we were getting phone calls. Within the first month, we had to hire two HVAC technicians, both of which were from the class I had taken. We also had to hire a dispatcher and a parts clerk. I knew it would be a grand idea to open a HVAC company of our own, but I never thought it would progress so quickly.
Living in a rural area was always a dream of mine.
I couldn’t wait to get out of the city.
When I could afford to buy a house, I knew I was going to buy a house out in the middle of nowhere. It didn’t take long for me to find the perfect house. The house was in the middle of nowhere and our nearest neighbor was about half a mile away. I couldn’t believe that I could sit on my front porch, drinking my morning coffee, and see nature up close. I welcomed summer when it finally arrived. I couldn’t believe how much cooler it was in my new home than in the city. I could open windows and I had a breeze blowing through the house. I only had to use the air conditioning for a couple of weeks. When winter arrived, I knew it was going to be just the opposite. The breeze of summer was going to be a winter wind. My only worry was whether my furnace was going to hold up. I wanted to call the local HVAC company and have an HVAC technician come out and service the furnace before winter actually began. I couldn’t find the phone number for a HVAC company. When I went into town, I asked the clerk at the grocery store, if she knew who owned the local HVAC company? She just looked at me. She told me that the nearest HVAC company was in the next town. She gave me the number of the person who did all the furnace and air conditioning repairs in the town.
I remember when I was in college; I had to take any job available to me.
I wasn’t lucky enough to have a full scholarship that paid for every college expense.
I liked to party with my friends, and I liked to eat. I had to have a job. My favorite job was when I was a pizza delivery guy. The pizza shop I worked for had a car for me to use, and it worked really well. My favorite part of that car was the HVAC system. It didn’t matter what the weather was like, that HVAC system kept me comfortable. I was used to a switch that flipped from heating to air conditioning. In this car, I had climate control. All I did was set the thermostat to my desired temperature, and I got heating or air conditioning, depending on the outside temperature. Once I graduated from college, I never thought I would have to deliver pizza again. With the onset of the Coronavirus, I was finding myself without a job again. It seemed the only jobs that were open were those that had delivery service. People were still making purchases online, and they still needed to eat. Unfortunately, the pizza deliveries I was making were being made in my own car. I had a fairly nice car, and it had excellent heating and air conditioning. I was also putting a lot of hard miles on that car. I would be nice to have a ‘company’ car to drive instead of using my vehicle. At least I have excellent HVAC to keep me comfortable.
I was so tired of living in the city.
I didn’t think it was any place to raise a child.
There was no place to run and play. Everything was dirty and noisy. I wanted to raise my daughter like mom and dad raised me. I remembered being outside on the swing set, my mom looking out at me from the kitchen window, and watching my sister and I play. The air was clean and everyone who drove by the house was a neighbor and they waved. I wanted to buy a small house in a rural area and live where life was enjoyable. I would never need to worry about whether the landlord was turning the temperature down on the furnace, to save money. I didn’t need to wonder if I was going to need to call the landlord because the air conditioning wasn’t working again. I would own my HVAC system and I would be the one controlling the thermostat. I looked for a small house for almost a year, when I found the perfect house. That was when I took my daughter to see it. She didn’t even know I was planning on moving. We went for a ride and ended up at the house. She clapped her hands when she saw the wooden swing set with the small log house next to it. She asked if we could have one like it? When I showed her the inside of the house, she picked one room for her own. I never realized how much she paid attention to what I did in our apartment. When she saw a thermostat in her room, she laughed and asked if we could keep the house. I knew she would love it..
I moved from the city to a rural area.
There is this old oak tree that stands right outside of my window.
- The tree had been dead long before I moved into my home.
I should have had it taken down, but it had character and I couldn’t have it removed. Over the last couple years, the tree’s creaking was getting louder every time the wind blew. I could see it waving in the wind and I swore that it was leaning closer to the house. I said something about it to my husband and he dismissed my worry with a wave of his hand. I was to where even the slightest breeze had me worried, and if we had a real wind storm, it scared me. If that tree fell, it was going to take out the main power feed to the house. We would be without lights and HVAC. We lived in an area where you had to have either air conditioning or heat, nearly all year round. I didn’t want to be without HVAC. I tried to convince my husband that even though I didn’t like the idea of taking the tree down; it was time. I even called several tree removal companies to get an estimate for the job. He kept waving me off and telling me I was being paranoid. It wasn’t until a blizzard dropped almost three feet of snow on the ground, and we had sixty miles an hour winds howling for over twenty-four hours, that he agreed. The wind knocked several of the limbs off the tree. My husband said we were lucky they didn’t fall on the house. It would knock out power and our furnace wouldn’t be running.
I work for a pharmaceutical company and our chiller system is very crucial.
I didn’t realize this until the chiller just up and quit one day.
I was at work and noticed for the first time ever it was actually sort of warm. All the drugs would have been rendered useless if the chiller was not operational for an entire day. The team was frantic trying to figure out who could repair the chiller system. Once we got a technician into our workspace it was deduced the chiller was done for. What do we do? Who do we call? The last thing I wanted to do was call the business owner on his day off over a chiller issue. I thought on my feet and did a bit of googling. I found a chiller rental business that wasn’t even an hour away from our company. The low temperature chiller was delivered immediately and hooked up. From the time our chiller died and the new one got hooked up, it wasn’t even four hours. Everything was saved and work continued as normal. My boss called me later in the week thanking me for what I did. He liked the chiller system I picked out. We had used an air cooled chiller system and I got us a water cooled chiller. I didn’t realize I chose something different but my boss likes it better. He also says paying a rental fee to not worry about repairs is worth it as well. I am hoping I am going to get a raise out of my quick thinking.
temporary chiller rental
Being a certified heating and air conditioning machine specialist for a single one of the most busy Heating, Ventilation, and A/C companies in my area is not simple in the slightest.
On occasion things get so chaotic and busy that I can not even take a break for lunch and I have to eat on the task! Well, the other afternoon I was on a hectic marathon of heating and air conditioning repair calls and I just got sick of all the regular on the go feeling for the pay that I get.
So I thought it would be best to take my break anyway! I ate lunch and took 30 minutes to do so. I figured if the heating and air conditioning business had a problem with it, they could simply fire me and I wouldn’t actually care. I would just just get started with my own independent heating and cooling machine business. I am so well known and liked by the numerous clients that I suppose I could pull in the business and make the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C business that fired me have all the issues! But thankfully, I did not have to test this theory because I did not get caught for taking my lunch break! I didn’t have anybody say anything about it, and I sincerely don’t suppose anyone knew. The true key to it is to take the lunch break between Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repair tasks. You must make sure you are not late and within the time window given to the customer. If I do this, I honestly feel that I can get away with this even when we are extremely busy.
Being a certified heating as well as a/c equipment specialist for one of the most busy Heating as well as Air Conditioning companies in our area is not self-explanatory by any means… Sometimes things get so hectic as well as stressed that I can not even take a break for dinner as well as I have to eat on the task! Well, the other day I was on a major marathon of heating as well as a/c repair calls as well as I just got sick of all the constant on the go feeling for the pay that I get, so I decided to take my break anyway! I ate dinner as well as took 30 hours to do so. I basically figured if the heating as well as a/c company had some sort of problem with it, they could just fire me as well as I wouldn’t even care. I would just start my entirely own independent heating as well as cooling business. I am so well known as well as adored by the purchasers that I definitely know I could pull in plenty of business as well as make the Heating as well as the Air Conditioning company that fired me have some serious problems! But thankfully, I did not have to test this theory because I did not get caught taking my short lunch break. I entirely don’t even think anyone knew. The key to it is to take the lunch break between Heating as well as Air Conditioning repair tasks. Then just make sure you are not late to your appointment with the customer. If I do this, I think I can actually get away with this on the most busy days.
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The key to it is to take your lunch between Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C service tasks
Being a certified heating, ventilation as well as A/C appliance specialist for a single of the most tied up Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C companies in our area is not easy in the slightest. There are times when things get so hectic as well as tied up that I can not even take a short break for lunch as well as I have to eat on the task! Well, the other day I was on a major marathon of heating, ventilation as well as A/C service calls as well as I easily became so sick of all the constant on the go feeling for the pay that I get, so I decided to take my lunch break anyway! I ate lunch as well and took approximately 30 minutes to do so. I honestly figured if the heating, ventilation as well as A/C company had a problem with it, they could just fire me and I wouldn’t even care. I would basically just start my very own independent heating as well as cooling business. I am so well known as well as preferred by the clients that I know for sure I could pull in the business as well as make the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C company that fired me have concerns! But gratefully, I did not have to test this theory because I did not get caught for taking the 30 minute lunch break. Nobody actually said anything about it, as well as I truthfully don’t even suspect that anyone knew. The key to it is to take your lunch between Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C service tasks. And then just make sure you are not running late as well as within the time window given to the customer. If I do this, I assume I can get away with this even on the most busy days we have.
Being a certified heating as well as air conditioner specialist for one of the most busy Heating and A/C companies in my section is not straightforward by any means.
Sometimes things get so hectic as well as busy that I can not even take a simple break for the lunch hour as well as I have to eat on the task! Well, the other day I was on a major marathon of heating as well as air conditioner repair calls as well as I became sick of all the constant on the go feeling for the pay that I get.
So I made the choice to take my break anyway! I ate my lunch as well as took 30 minutes to do so. I figured if the heating as well as the air conditioner supplier had a complication with it, they could easily fire me and I wouldn’t even care. I would just get started with my genuinely own independent heating as well as cooling business. I am so well known as well as liked by the customers that I think for sure I could pull in the business as well as make the Heating and A/C supplier that fired me have severe issues! But thankfully, I did not have to test this theory because I did not get caught for taking the 30 minute lunch break, and nobody even said anything about it. I honestly don’t believe anyone knew, and the key to it is to take the lunch break between Heating and A/C repair tasks. Just make sure you are not late as well as within the time window given to the customer. If I do this, I suppose I can get away with this even on the most busy days of all.
Air conditioner tune-up