I worry about trusting outside shops and services to take care of me.
- I’d love to be the sort of person who was self-sufficient, so I didn’t have to worry about contacting others when something went wrong for me.
But, alas, I am not a handy individual. This is how I wind up in problematic situations with appliances all around the house – including the HVAC unit, most recently. The other day, my heating, cooling, and ventilation system really ruined my day. I had absolutely no idea that there was anything going wrong with my indoor air handling devices before the morning when the forced air furnace stopped. For the past 7 years I have been using the same bullet proof indoor air temperature control system that came with my apartment. I have never once had an issue with temperature or air quality control before in the past. Then, last week I woke up and found that my indoor air temperature was frigid, especially compared to thermostat settings. There was no warm air passing through my multitude of air vents and it felt as though the heating system had stopped operating hours earlier. I tried to mess with the heating system and thermostat for a few minutes before I eventually decided I needed to call my central heating, cooling, and ventilation technician for expert help with the HVAC system. Unfortunately, when I called to arrange my appointment, there was no answer on the other end. I called the shop a dozen times, but the line wasn’t being answered. I found out later that their front desk worker quit that morning, so there was no one answering phone calls through the heating and cooling repair shop to receive my furnace inspection request. Really wish I didn’t count on them.