Working in a clinical engineering workshop is interesting, if not challenging work. Since our workshop is located in the basement below an entire hospital facility, we receive in equipment from patient rooms, doctor’s offices, surgical operating rooms, and many other places around the facility. We’re expected to repair and/or replace this equipment in a matter of hours, which can be extremely stressful when it’s a patient in dire need of the equipment! I’m just thankful that the hospital’s leadership has recognized the stress that our team and others like it face every day, which is why they’ve allotted budgetary room for us to have the best heating and air conditioning systems that money can buy! See, our workspace shares a wall with the hospital morgue – if you’ve ever thought it can be creepy to see a morgue, try walking around in it because you wouldn’t believe how cold it is in there! For that reason, our workshop tends to be ice-cold all the time. It’s great in the summer when temperatures are flying high into the eighties all day, but it’s brutal when we’re already enduring chilly temperatures due to the cold weather of the fall and winter. That’s where our fancy heating systems come into play, as we use radiant heating in the form of cove heaters to stay warm. Cove heaters act like radiant floor heating, but instead of the heat generating from the floor and moving up, the heat will generate from the ceiling and radiates downward. I think it’s fabulous, as it provides just the right amount of warmth for us to be cozy and focused on our work. After all, when I’m soldering cables for a piece of equipment used to monitor heart rates, you don’t want me making a mistake!