After school was canceled because of a bug issue, I took the opportunity to accompany my Uncle Ted to his work.
Ted owns a heating company.
Though he did not go out on work orders like his junior heating technicians, he was busy handling other business matters. One of the HVAC professionals offered to give me a tour of the company. It was housed in a huge building that took up three floors. I saw the store, which was tidily arranged. You could see the store’s heating equipment, including an electric heater. I also got to see the newly released programmable thermostat. While on tour, we bumped into a specialist running heating maintenance on the building’s furnace that had broken down that morning. The heating device had emitted symptoms for a few days, and this morning, it finally gave in. A few specialists were working to revive it; no wonder the entire floor felt like a freezer. The building was extensive. The cold air from outside made its way inside, causing low temperatures within. I was surprised that the company had a heating dealership on the ground floor. It was the first shop you saw as you walked into the building. The waiting area had a gas fireplace that enhanced indoor comfort for visitors waiting at the reception together with the staff. An HVAC installation job came through, and my tour guide had to excuse himself. I checked how the heating repair for the building’s system was going, only to find them wrapped up. I spent the rest of the day with the heating dealer, upselling the systems. It was such a good and informative day, better than school.