My husband and his buddy Mike go way back.
They met when the two of them were both HVAC apprentices for the same HVAC company when they lived up North. They have matching personalities and started hanging out together. After a few years, they moved to this subtropical area together and my husband eventually met me and Mike met his wife.Once again, both Mike and my husband work for the same HVAC company. And, we like to get together with Mike and his wife at our house on weekends, but Mike’s wife is away a lot, and Mike often comes over solo. That’s when conversation is most likely to turn to shop talk, excluding me. I know absolutely nothing about HVAC technology. I decided to research the subject once and I was totally amazed by how many ways there are to heat the home. Here in my area, heating coils are installed in the air conditioning units or people use space heaters. We don’t have furnaces here. I don’t know that I would recognize a furnace if I ever saw one. And I don’t think people here use radiant heated floors or heated baseboards either. I never imagined that an HVAC technician had to know so much and stay on top of their game, especially in the cooler climates. I developed a new respect for my husband. I understand very little of what I researched about HVAC technology. I did understand enough to be able to inject an intelligent question now and then. Maybe that’s the most I can ask for.