I suggested she call the HVAC company but she told me that her friend had a handyman that would do an HVAC repair for half the cost.
I have to admit that I have been swayed by peer pressure during my life. And I’m not just talking about doing something stupid as a kid. There were plenty of opportunities to do dumb stuff when I was a kid for sure. My parents made sure that I didn’t hang around the air conditioning of the house all day playing video games. They got me involved in all sorts of stuff to keep me busy. But that was also where I came across people outside of my family who influenced my decisions. It wasn’t easy to step away from doing the wrong thing when I could clearly see a plan was stupid or dangerous or both. Yet, coming home to the quality heating and air each evening meant dealing with the wrath of my parents which made it easier to walk the line. Not the same thing as an adult. While I’m still responsible to people, I make my own decisions most of the time. So when the HVAC unit went down a few weeks ago, I was once again tempted by peer pressure. My wife called me inside the zone controlled HVAC of my office. I suggested she call the HVAC company but she told me that her friend had a handyman that would do an HVAC repair for half the cost. That sounded great but I knew that this person was not an HVAC professional. That meant there was no guarantee with the HVAC repair. Even though I loved the idea of saving money, I reiterated my suggestion to leave the HVAC repair to the HVAC professionals.