For fifteen years, I was a HVAC technician.
I installed more furnaces and air conditioning units than I could count on my hands and feet.
I worked long hard hours working on the same HVAC systems I installed. Sometimes I needed help with those installations, but not a lot. Most of the help was in holding something, or helping me to place the AC unit or furnace. I was a good HVAC technician, but ownership of the company has made me weak. I can still do services and repairs, but I haven’t done an installation in a long time. Not that I don’t know how, but like I said, I don’t have the strength I had twenty years ago. So…when I needed to have a new furnace installed in my home, I should have known I would not do the installation on my own. I really wanted to do the installation, but I wasn’t sure if I could. I talked to a couple of the guys who work for me, and I asked if any of them would like to come over to the house and help me with the furnace. It was difficult needing to ask for help with the furnace, but it had to be done. I came right out and asked them for their help. Two of them had nothing happening that weekend and they offered to come to my house. I actually ended up enjoying myself while helping them install the new furnace. It was nice to have their help, but I really only needed a little help, at least that’s what I told myself.