It was as though I was going back in time.
I felt like I was a traveling salesman from the 50’s or something.
But the fact that I had to travel to keep my business afloat meant that I had to work like a traveling salesman from a bygone era. I had to shut the office down due to the pandemic. There is a staff of 11 people, including myself, who then had to do without all that zone controlled HVAC comfort in the office. It was off to work in the safety of home and home HVAC for almost everyone. However, a large part of what I do is travel to all the different markets to work onsite in sales. This couldn’t stop just because I wasn’t comfortable traveling on airplanes even with masks and HEPA filters. So I had no other choice but to load up my car and hit the A/C and the road. Honestly, traveling the interstates and highways was preferable in some ways to flying. Certainly the heating and cooling was far more consistent. But, it was just more challenging to get to all the places I needed to get to in a decent amount of time. So, I was out on the road for 2 and 3 weeks at a time. It was just like how the traveling salesman of old times worked. However, I bet I scored much better heating and cooling than the guys did way back then. I made the discovery that the best quality heating and air was at the hotels using the large wall a/c units. Those things always kept the cooling coming during the Summer and were perfect with the heating needs during the cold winter season.