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Once an HVAC professional always an HVAC professional

Growing up, I would ask Dad to intern at his heating company for some of my summers.

I learned a lot about heating devices and how to care for and operate them there.

Later, when I went to college, I decided to focus on my other passion, economics. I graduated with first-class honors and got a job with a successful firm in town. I love my job and enjoy working with intelligent people. I always remembered my training and the heating dealership, so I would help my friends who needed minor heating repairs for their systems. One winter Wednesday, the furnace at the office suddenly shut down and plunged the office into the Alps. We were in the middle of a big project and could not leave the office. There was an ongoing snowstorm, so that no HVAC professional could approach us. My muscle memory kicked in, and I had a look at the malfunctioned electric heater. We had scheduled the heating maintenance a month ago, exactly a year after the HVAC installation as required. I put on my heating technician cape and examined the heating equipment. I worked on it for almost an hour and was impressed that I remembered most things. I was helping my friends with their heating issues and assisted in sharpening my heating dealer skills. The only other system was the dormant fireplace in the lobby. It would have helped only some people in the building, even if it worked and lacked a thermostat. I managed to restore the indoor comfort for the day. Though exhausted after fixing the system, I continued with my work.