After only a few minutes of work, the HVAC technician came upstairs and told me he was finished fixing my furnace and he wanted to be paid a lot more than he deserved.
Over the years, I have owned a number of different HVAC units, including a central air conditioner, window air conditioner, portable space heater, and even a smart thermostat. Since I have owned so many different kinds of HVAC units, I have also gotten to hire a large number of different HVAC technicians. Since I was an HVAC technician myself when I was younger, I enjoy watching and getting to know all the different HVAC technicians I can, and boy do I have a lot of stories to tell about some of the best and worst HVAC technicians. One time, I had gotten home from grocery shopping, and my central air conditioner stopped working. I called an HVAC technician and hired him to come fix the problem. When the HVAC technician arrived, he was extremely friendly and likeable. He not only fixed my central air conditioner quickly, but he also noticed that my smart thermostat was a little messed up and he fixed that for me as well, free of charge. This HVAC technician went above and beyond what I asked him to do, so I gave him a really big tip. Another HVAC technician I hired once to fix my electric furnace, failed miserably. When I scheduled him to come, we had agreed on a certain time, but this HVAC technician arrived 30 minutes late, and he wasn’t very friendly. He went down to my basement and looked over my electric furnace. After only a few minutes of work, the HVAC technician came upstairs and told me he was finished fixing my furnace and he wanted to be paid a lot more than he deserved. I paid him what he earned and he left in anger. My furnace was still not working. He was a horrible HVAC technician.