One of the best lessons I learned from my dad was to always make sure I have things done right the first time.
I can almost hear his voice now, telling me how important it is to make sure you don’t have to revisit your work! That advice guides me still today, as I make that that I don’t accept shoddy work from a contractor, or accept mediocre efforts from colleagues in the workplace.
As a heating, ventilation and air conditioning specialist, I often work with different repair technicians, as well as clients that are convinced they know what works best. However, as a consultant for the HVAC installation team, my job is just as my father said – to make sure things are done right the first time. So, at this particular client’s home, we ran into a big issue with the structure of their home. The heating and air conditioning system they wanted called for using big, bulky ductwork that would run through the ceiling of the house. The only problem was, the walls and thresholds between floors were too thin! They wouldn’t be able to fit something like what the client wanted. So instead of the big boxy ductwork, I had specially designed, small diameter ductwork installed in their home instead. This kind of ductwork allowed their heating and A/C to still flow rapidly through the house, but in very narrow pipe-like ductwork. This was the perfect solution! Now, the client didn’t have to make critical structural changes to their home just to accommodate the new HVAC system.