It wasn’t something that I had really wanted to do but there really wasn’t all that many other viable solutions.
So hitting the road during the pandemic was what had to happen, so I did it. Initially, I closed our offices with the zone controlled HVAC out of an abundance of caution. But soon, it was quite clear to me that we wouldn’t be going back for a long time. The transition to working remotely from our own HVAC at home wasn’t all that bad. My company has about 30 people in it so we’re all a very tight group and work well with each other. Had that not been the case, I think I could have very well lost my company during the global health crisis that won’t quit. So it ended up with me and three others getting out to our customers via the highway. I took the major accounts and headed there first. Once I hit the road that summer, I cranked the air conditioning in the car. This was not something that I could have done on a plane so I took advantage of having all that HVAC cooling while traveling. Since the clients I needed to see were pretty spaced out, I had to be out on the road for a good chunk of time. Normally, we fly in for a few days and stay at a downtown hotel. But since I was driving, I took advantage of going to the mid tier hotels just off the interstate. And wow, I was so impressed. Not only were the neat, clean and affordable, they had the most consistently good quality heating and air I’ve ever seen.