I was trying to remain calm, but it was getting more and more difficult

A lot of people in my family call me for advice when they have trouble with the heating and AC unit in their home.

  • I honestly don’t mind when people call me for advice.

It makes me feel good and I like being helpful. There is only one thing that I don’t like and that is being second-guessed. I figure if you call me for advice, you’re already admitted that I know more than you do. It’s perfectly fine, because each of us knows a little bit more about something then someone else. This is my area of expertise. I’ve been working in the heating and AC repair & installation industry for 20 years. I should know my way around the machines. My sister called me a couple of months ago, because she was having trouble with the furnace. I was in the middle of a job when she called. I asked her to hold and then I asked her to quickly explain exactly what was happening. I listened very carefully. Even though I was busy, that did not change my ability to evaluate the problem and make a call. I told my sister that the problem sounded like it was an issue with the flame sensor. I guess you didn’t like that answer, because she called another heating company to get a second opinion. That’s the last time I’m going to do my sister a favor. If she doesn’t believe me when she asks for my advice, then I really don’t have any more advice to give to her on any subject.

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