Most kids are not thrilled about going to school after a log break, and my 7-year-old is no different.
Some days are different, however, especially when he’s looking forward to an event or activity at school.
Last Friday was career day, so all the kids had to dress according to their parents careers. My wife is an HR professional, and I’m a building contractor. I thought I was the obvious choice until my son woke me up to iron his suit. My friend, an HVAC specialist, also has a son in the same class, so we bumped into each other at school. His son also chose his wife’s career, and we found the coincidence hilarious. He shared how he spent the entire ride trying to convince his son what an HVAC specialist does to sway his opinion. I pictured explaining to a 7-year-old how an electric heating system works and couldn’t hold my laughter. This chat reminded me that I’d been procrastinating heater maintenance since the heating technician repaired my boiler last year. I was considering heat pump installation because he mentioned the component was worn out. I asked my friend to take a look at my heating equipment and give me advice on the way forward. He asked what I thought about an electric HVAC, and I was worried my power bills would be through the roof. He informed me that combining the electric heat pump with a HEPA filter can reduce power consumption. We discussed some energy-saving tips, and I agreed to give them a try on the condition that he connect a wireless thermostat. He promised to send an HVAC serviceman to remove the old unit as he passed by the store to check for quality HVAC products for sale. I’m looking forward to being able to adjust the thermostat on my phone.