Life slowed down drastically during the height of the pandemic.
Some of us were able to work from home, which created a better work/life balance.
Personally, I enjoyed being at home because I was able to work in a comfortable environment. While working from home, I used my air conditioner more than normal. It was on every day especially during the Summer months. Everything worked fine with it until one day, I was in my yard, and heard a noise coming from the HVAC that didn’t sound right. I listened keenly, and as the noise progressed, I knew something was wrong with the unit. I immediately contacted my HVAC repairman to schedule an appointment, but due to the high volume of calls, he was unable to schedule me for 2 days. I didn’t think I could go two days without an air conditioner in that kind of weather, so I pressed my HVAC technician on the reason for the delay. He mentioned that he had an overwhelming number of service calls. Apparently, there were many customers who were having HVAC issues during the Summer. It could be because we were in the middle of a heat wave, and the air conditioners were working overtime to keep up with the demand. I was worried about not having A/C for two days, but I was able to make it through, and when Steve finally inspected my unit, he replaced a broken capacitor that he said had malfunctioned. He mentioned that he was seeing this issue a lot and equated it to the intensity of the heat from the sun that Summer. I am just happy it wasn’t a major issue, and I was able to keep working in a comfortable environment.