When this global pandemic began I really didn’t know how I was going to continue holding a job.
I have been in a position that requires me to interact with humans face to face everyday. Besides that, I actually have to go into their homes in order to diagnose their failing heating and cooling systems. You see, I have been a professional and certified HVAC technician for over 20 years. In those 20 years, I have seen a lot of air quality technology come to fruition that has completely changed the HVAC game. However, I haven’t seen major technological changes that impact the way we do business. In order to perform routine maintenance appointments, repair jobs, and diagnostics we have to be in the field, at the person’s house for several hours. Or, that was the case until I realized but it might be possible to telecommute to concerned residential HVAC appointments, I should say. Instead of putting everybody in danger, I could have the owner of the HVAC system Skype me and their failing air quality control equipment at the same time. It turns out, I can actually diagnose broken HVAC systems by sound and virtual inspection. I never knew that I was such a skilled user of modern technology until it was absolutely necessary for me to implement these socially distanced HVAC troubleshooting processes. It’s been enormously relieving for my family’s safety and for opening up more spare time in my life. Even after social distancing is over, I don’t know if I want to visit another residential heating and cooling system in person ever again.