A filthy AC filter

An old garage down the street was under renovation, and a boutique would be in its place.

The man who owned that business had moved to a different part of the country, or so I heard.

I work for a commercial air conditioning company, and the realtor for the old garage called asking for quality AC service. The realtor needed an air conditioning technician to work on the shop’s heating and cooling system. Being the only cooling expert who was not busy then, I went to the shop. The a/c set up in the shop was inspected and serviced. I carried all the necessary tools because I knew I had a lot of work. When I got there, the HVAC system was in disarray, just as I had anticipated. It was clear from the digital thermostat that the a/c was off. Still, it must have been running for a while, even after the shop was closed before they switched it off. I have worked for the air conditioning company for years, but the state of the AC filter was not very common. It had all manners of grime and filth. It must have been the same filter used by the previous owners before they closed the shop. Surprisingly, the electric heat pump did not have many technical problems. After the cleaning, which seemed to be the main thing because I took most of the time cleaning, including the ductwork, the unit was as good as new. The air quality was back to its former glory now that I had installed a HEPA filter. I hoped that the new owners would take better care of the equipment and call the air conditioning professional whenever they noticed something was amiss so that it would serve them better.


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