Much to my dismay, the summer that our central air conditioning broke was also the summer that I was about 7 months pregnant. Whenever you’re at that stage in pregnancy everything is too tight, too hot, and too uncomfortable. It was my first pregnancy and my gracious husband was doing everything he could to keep me happy. I kept telling him to hold off on having the air conditioning repaired because I would be miserable no matter what the temperature and it wasn’t even that hot yet. I thought if we waited a bit more we could save up some money first. He listened to me for a little bit but then finally decided that we should have it fixed at that point because eventually it would get pretty hot and we would want it to be working when it did.
As far as married couples and their experiences go, we were still pretty young so we had never needed to hire an HVAC repair service before. I asked a few friends if they knew of anyone good but they were all basically at the same life stage that we were and never needed that service. We did, however, hire a plumber before when we were doing the renovations in our bathroom. I have no idea how I remembered this, but when the plumbing company was at our house doing work they mentioned that they also did HVAC service and repairs. The two men that were working on our plumbing were very professional and patient with us. I can recall us having a few setbacks with the plumbing and they were always willing to work with us and make sure all of our concerns were addressed. I look for that same type of work ethic in any trade, so I thought this particular plumbing service would be great to call about our malfunctioning central air.
Unsurprisingly, the technician who came to our house to address the problems with our air conditioner showed the same respect and professionalism that the plumbers did. He came at the agreed upon schedule time and walked us through his inspection process. He found the issue pretty quickly and let us know that there were a few parts that he would need from back at the store, but once he had those he would be able to get us back up and running in a few hours. Once again, this service delivered on their promises to provide efficient and effective repairs in the time that they predicted. I was happy that my husband decided that we should call sooner rather than later, because just a few days after our system was fixed we had the first heat wave of the summer.
My large pregnant body still felt miserable, but it felt much less miserable in a cool and comfortable environment. It was so hot outside that it took my breath away and I instantly broke out into a sweat. Over the next few days I avoided going outside as much as possible, and remained so thankful that we now had a reliable HVAC service to call upon if needed.