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A service call over batteries

How dumb am I? Sometimes, I amaze myself on this.

I am supposed to be an intelligent person.

I am a peer-reviewed scientist and I currently teach college courses. However, the reality is that I make a lot of terrible mistakes throughout my life, like any other human being, but one of the things that I truly struggle with is my heating, cooling, and air quality control system. I try to be extremely responsible and efficient while using my air conditioning, but I unquestionably make a lot of mistakes. For instance, I usually forget to adjust my control equipment program before I go out of town, causing my equipment to run for no reason. Sometimes I forget to properly change my air filters for the air conditioner or forced air oil furnace. This makes my entire heating, cooling, and air quality control program put up with additional wear and tear, and the energy efficiency plummets. And, obviously, I also forget to change the batteries in my control unit, resulting in needless maintenance calls. I say this because last month I thought that my heating and cooling program was broken. I couldn’t get either component to respond to my control equipment fiddling. When the professional heating, ventilation and cooling service specialist arrived, though, they promptly discovered that my control equipment needed a new AA battery. Otherwise, my heating and cooling were fine. “Why didn’t I notice the blank control equipment screen?” they asked. That was a moment when I did not want to admit, I’m supposed to be smart!

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