Every year my buddies and I go to the same mountain lake up in the mountain range we all grew near.
It’s chilly up there, even in the summer, so having an above average heating system is a major plus.
We spend most of our days while there together standing knee deep in the cool water of the lake, casting flies until the sun begins to set. At that point, most of us are freezing, and once we had arrived home we immediately turned on the heater. Unfortunately, a billowing cloud of dust/smoke emerged from the ancient HVAC unit that we had been assured by the rental company would be perfect for our daily use. We quickly switched off the heater to discourage the fan from aggravating the dust and smoke combo further, and took off the heating control panel to see if there was anything we could do to fix it. We discovered that this heating unit had been disconnected from the also ancient furnace that lay below the place in the basement, cold as a stone. As it was our first day in a relatively remote mountain town, we decided it would be in our best interest to attempt to fix this issue. The next morning, we reached out to the only HVAC company in town, who said they could send someone out tomorrow to fix the heater and hopefully reconnect the heating system to the furnace. Lucky enough, the HVAC repairwoman really knew her way around a furnace, and was able to fix our issue quite quickly, just in time for us to use it when we returned from the lake that evening.