Last year, I got laid off and decided to offer my services for money! I am an air conditioner serviceman and have worked in the cooling industry for years, but when I got laid off, I set up a social media account and advertised my services to home and commercial property owners.
- The indoor comfort company had not only taught me more about air conditioning but also survival skills.
I started with the people around me, gradually got referrals, and could sustain myself through that rough period. My first job was in air conditioner repair at my neighbor’s place, and he had woken to find a puddle of water near his A/C replacement. At first, he thought the dog had spilled water, but when the air quality reduced that week, he sought my help. He heard about me from an associate that I had told him on how often to schedule A/C repair; Occasionally there is a challenge now working alone in this line of work because when a complex idea or issue arises, I can get another opinion or idea from a fellow air conditioner provider. When I worked for the air conditioner dealer, I paired with an experienced air conditioner serviceman, and we worked perfectly together on residential and commercial HVAC systems, several weeks ago, a shopper called me and asked if I could have a look at his multi-split air conditioner unit. After checking the quality cooling system and replacing the filter, I still could not figure out the issue. I called an old colleague in the next city who would pass by to help me. We discovered the complication was a rusted component that we replaced. We also fixed the digital thermostat, which had been giving false readings.