I love working on renovation and remodeling projects.
Through such jobs, I’ve met and made friends with more than one heating technician from the local heating company.
I love the magic they work on old and outdated heating equipment because we all love a functional and beautifully done HVAC installation. I’ve worked on many houses that needed a new heating device, but I loved the one with a fireplace that needed replacing. When we got to the house, it not only looked dirty, but it wasn’t lovely with the traditional brick style. My assistant thought it was a nice classic look, but there’s no way we were keeping it. However, The HVAC professional agreed that it did need a makeover to something more modern. We couldn’t simply do heating repair and move on, so we bought new equipment from the heating dealership. We were also handling the furnace, which the homeowner wanted replaced with an electric heater, which the heating specialist corrected to the heat pump. That also meant buying more than one thermostat for the two devices. The plan was to remove the bricks and make a tile finish with a non-existent glass cover. The heating maintenance and installation technician was going to handle the removal of the old unit and install the new heater, then leave the tiling work to the building team. Yes, I have a lot of people to work with. Unlike other projects, I stayed around for the project because I wanted to see how the changes would be implemented. I had the vision and a mood board for what we were aiming for, and I wanted to see the transition happen. I learned a bit more about fireplaces and chimneys from the olden days and what had damaged them.