No sooner had we gotten back to the office from our lunch than the boss instructed us to go to the community kitchen as they needed the system fixed.
We immediately left the HVAC business heading to the community kitchen.
The kitchen is a sort of large dining hall where the homeless and the needy get their meal from. The volunteers usually prepare the food there and also serve it there. The kitchen has different partitions. We went to the first partition, the dining area where the heat pump was located. It was making weird noises and I considered dirt and dust in the HVAC ducts. The new contractor cleaned out the vents and filters. He also did duct sealing which greatly improved indoor air quality and comfort. I also noticed a mini-split air conditioner in the other partition. It was connected to a central zone control system. My colleagues had just run an air conditioner tune-up on the fairly new air conditioning system and installed a new temperature control and update from the dial thermostat. Our work was not going on smoothly because we were working in a room full of people and this was affecting how we work as well as our speed. Since we were running with a schedule, the cooling experts tested the unit while the cooling specialist took the homeowner through the importance of regular maintenance of your system to ensure it lasted longer while working optimally. We pressed through and finally completed the job, cleaned our workstation, and announced our desire to depart. By this time, people had left the kitchen apart from a handful.