Feel for the new guy in the neighborhood

I truly feel awful for people who transport their lives into this town and try to figure out the best ways to establish themselves.

It’s not easy around here – there aren’t straight-forward answers to a lot of your problems.

I know from my own experience moving here years ago, it’s stressful. In general, there’s nothing like adjusting to a new environment when you first move and start to get your bearings. But moving here was one of the most stressful challenges in life for me. It’s a tiny, country town with very few local businesses. Trying to figure out where to get basic goods and services was not easy – especially when it came to my HVAC system. Back at that time there was one HVAC repairman – and he didn’t advertise his services. The dude was actually a car mechanic, who knew a thing or two about heating and cooling machinery on the side. He would come out to roughly inspect your furnace or AC system, tell you his best guess about the temperature control machinery, and patch together some sort of solution without using certified replacement parts. Then, it was a crapshoot if the heating and cooling repair took hold or not. Half of the time, he would make your indoor air temperature worse somehow. Through years of living here, I found a second HVAC repair option; the town’s undertaker also knows a bit about HVAC solutions, and he does a better job with HVAC repairs. And that’s the whole thing – no new guy moving in would ever think to call the funeral home for a heating and cooling repair.

Heat pump repair