I have lived next door to Carol for five years, as well as we usually have dinners on Thursday evenings, I am an HVAC professional now working for a prestigious HVAC supplier in the city, but last Thursday, during brunch, I heard a hissing sound emanating from her attic, but she said it was her heat pump as well as added that she had noticed that the help with indoor comfort had reduced severely.
I offered to look at the HVAC systems that weekend because I was off work.
That evening for brunch, we had her famous lasagna, which tasted fantastic, as always! At her house at 8 am that Saturday, she led me to the HVAC equipment. By this time, the hissing sound had grown louder as well as more constant. On assessing the oil furnace, I was shocked by how dirty as well as blocked the oil furnace filter was. Since the HVAC repairman did the installation, Carol had never tied up for heat pump service. She had since forgotten the rules for maintaining quality heating. She was also unaware that she could remove the washable filters, scrub them as well as reinstall them without the help of any professional. The furnace/heater repair took me about three hours, and by the time I finished, I was covered in sweat like a pig under the summertime heat. I went over the importance of HVAC repair with her once again. I always thought she knew more about heating than she left on, although she had proved me wrong. Cleaning the filters also helped with air purification and improved air quality. We enjoyed brunch and the improved home comfort as we talked about everything, including our jobs.