You never know what kind of jobs are out there until you enter the market.
- That’s something my uncle always tried to tell me.
He was working in an extremely specialized field as a vehicle thermostat technician. Apparently, there are so many problems with car heating and cooling systems that you can become an expert in that one area of mechanical skill. Down the road, I never would have expected that I also worked in some aspect of indoor air quality control and system management. To be clear, I am not a heating and cooling technician. I have never been to air conditioning and furnace repair school. I am not certified to fix your air conditioning system anymore than I can install an air purification device. However, I am the face that most clients interact with when they call and inquire about upgrading a central heating and cooling systems. I realized a long time ago that I knew a lot about indoor air handling devices thanks to my uncle. I was pretty good at determining the most energy efficient solutions for indoor air quality management. I also am quite personable. As such, I wound up working as a consultant for a heating and cooling company. I sit down with the new clients and show them the options for their air conditioning units and furnaces. Together, we find the most financially feasible option for their heating and cooling upgrade. I have never touched an HVAC system in my professional life but I have touched the lives of a lot of future heating and cooling clients.