A buddy of mine recently went through the formal training and education to become a certified heating, ventilation and air conditioning service technician. I couldn’t be more proud of him, as I know he’s been working tirelessly to earn his certification for the past year! Plus, I was more than happy to let him practice a few repairs on my own home’s heating and A/C system. He was able to get my broken-down old gas furnace up and running in under a day, which I thought was fantastic! He definitely knows his stuff, which is why I’m starting to think I should consider the same path. I can’t imagine how useful it must be to have that skill-set, as so many people in our area are constantly in need of repairs for their air conditioning equipment more than anything else. Just last week, I could’ve really used the skills of a heating and A/C professional as my thermostat started acting crazy! I don’t know how else to explain it. The thermostat was very old, but it wasn’t a manual dial thermostat either – I think it might’ve been one of the first digital ones from at least thirty years ago. I watched as the settings switched from heat to cool, back and forth, several times over before shutting down altogether. I had to call a certified heating and A/C technician to come out to my house and inspect the thermostat, even though I was sure he would just tell me to buy a new one. Sure enough, he said it was simply due time to trade my old thermostat in for something a bit more modern.