My best friend started to learn a new language during the quarantine.
She said that she was trapped inside with nothing to do so why not put the extra time to good use? It made sense when she said it like that, and explained why she was learning Italian despite never planning on going to Italy.
She challenged me to do something other than sit in my pajamas and binge watch Netflix all day long. I didn’t want to learn a language, but she did have a good point so I decided to learn something useful for my day to day life. For me, that was HVAC systems repair, because I knew how much I relied on it, so why shouldn’t I learn how to fix it? Especially now, when an HVAC service may not be able to respond as quickly as I want if something goes wrong. I ended up watching a ton of online tutorials about air conditioners, and after about the 20th one it finally started to sink in. People go to classes for months to study for an HVAC certification exam, and now I could easily see why. HVAC systems are extremely technical, so after a while I realized I could only learn so much and decided to pick up whatever tips I could. With regular upkeep, the kind I was capable of giving, then my HVAC system would require professional attention not nearly as often. Beyond that, my air conditioner might work perfectly for another 20 years as long as I care for it regularly.