I used to be an intern for a very demanding supervisor.
The weather was wreaking havoc on the city.
On this particular day, the workplace felt like an oven. The boss had enough that day and stormed out of the office, informing no one in particular that if we didn’t investigate what was wrong with the central gas furnace, someone would lose their job. Everyone was in a panic, and as the last intern, I was chosen to ensure that everything was in order before the boss came the next day. I immediately called the local repair company to find a heating supplier who could repair the electric gas furnace. From all the calls I made, it appeared that every heating technician was out on a house visit, responding to a whole-home gas furnace. Just as I was about to give up hope, I received a call from a heating supplier who said he would be at the office in an hour. He was on time, and after inspecting the electric heat pump, it was discovered that the component required a repair. After some time had passed, the office was back to normal. Following the events of the day, I called the same serviceman to schedule a gas furnace/heater tune-up for the component at home. I had radiant floor heating, which I shut off from the main system’s computerized thermostat during such periods of the year. The zone control system also made it easy to set and modify the temperature of the house’s heating and cooling system.