When you work for a home services company, you get to visit different homes.
- Some big, some small, and others that will knock the breath out of you.
You realize that people are worlds apart; death is the only thing that equalizes human beings. Some are just getting by, while others can afford to buy out a whole community. One day I was coming from servicing a gas fireplace and heading back to the heating corp when I got a call to go to a different home for a furnace/heater tune-up. I could tell it was luxurious when I received the address, but I was ill-prepared for how grand the home looked. It was straight out of a fairy tale, from the driveway to the curb appeal and the house itself. As much as it was my work uniform, I felt inadequate in my HVAC repairman uniform. The whole home heating system was the best in the market. I could tell that the boiler installation was done by a professional, which I anticipated since there is no way they would gamble with such an expensive gas furnace by leaving it in the hands of a dubious heating provider. They had also asked for duct cleaning, but I would have probably given it another year before it was necessary to have the HVAC duct cleaned on inspecting the ductwork, but I went ahead since I had to follow their directive. I also had to replace the washable filter. I gave the house manager energy-saving help tips, not that they would need any, but it was customary to our company. Even as I left that home, I could not get over how grand the house was.