New trend leads me to locking up the HVAC

These are certainly weird times from my perspective.

  • I’m in my early fifties so maybe it’s just me getting older and less comfortable with the way things seem to be heading.

And it probably doesn’t help that I have just spent the better part of a year inside the HVAC of my home due to the pandemic. Whatever the deal is, I don’t like some of the trends that I am seeing. Even living out in a rural area is no longer the assured safe space that it once was. Not that any place is totally safe but, I living in a small rural town always felt much more safe. Now I am waking up to details that truly worry me. In fact, some thieves around here are so desperate that they are targeting the HVAC equipment. And they aren’t even stealing stuff like compressors or condensers. Those are costly components of heating and cooling equipment. No, these crooks are simply after the copper fittings used in the HVAC equipment. Those copper fitting are housed in the HVAC cabinet that sits alongside your home. The thieves are cutting power to the HVAC cabinet to then simply ransack the thing. They toss all these expensive pieces of HVAC equipment aside like trash just to get to the copper fittings. Then they leave. It’s a total smash and grab thing. And they then get pennies on the dollar from whomever is willing to take this copper. I can’t believe that I have had to order a protective cover for my HVAC equipment. It’s like a cage that I lock the HVAC cabinet down. That is a troubling sign for me.


Duct cleaning