When I was growing up my family always told me that I should try to be prepared for anything in life.
My dad was a real stickler for planning ahead and bringing any resources you could possibly need.
He always carried around a backpack of important provisions anywhere that he went. When I was a kid I thought he was a bit extreme. I can admit, I didn’t take my family’s advice very seriously for most of my young life. Now that I’m a real adult I definitely feel differently about this important lesson. That’s why I always leave for my heating, cooling, and ventilation repair job with a well-stocked HVAC repair truck. I learned a long time ago that you don’t want to leave the heating and cooling dealership for the day without all of the supplies you might need. I have been burned so many times – literally – and had no medical supplies to take care of my furnace scar. I have come down with terrible headaches and found myself without any ibuprofen in the middle of a long central heating and cooling installation.. Worst of all, I have had many days when my routine heating and cooling repair services have become full-blown repair marathons. On those days I have gone without any food or water because I didn’t have any snacks with me when I got into the HVAC truck. There is probably nothing worse than having a growling stomach the entire time you try to diagnose a broken air conditioning unit or boiler system. Let alone trying to talk to the HVAC owners while your blood sugar drops. To this day, I always keep a secret stash of snacks in my HVAC truck.