The seniors were getting ready for the homecoming dance.
The school was a beehive of activity after classes as the organizers held meetings, prepared the banners, and talked to performers.
I worked at this school for close to two years handling and overseeing every janitorial and maintenance job. As I was checking the state of indoor comfort within the hall, I noted that the boiler was making unusual noises. The heating repair established the problem was because of a broken heat exchanger that could not be replaced. The furnace filter was filthy as well and the source of the weird noise. The hall is where creativity came alive for the students at the school, it was a very important place both for the students and educators alike. For this reason, the principal thought it best to replace the heater with more sophisticated heat and AC products. The heating dealership recommended the heated floors as an electric heating system. The HVAC tech had talked about how this new system was revolutionary in the heating industry. After the furnace/heater installation, this new system did not require any heater maintenance for the duration of its lifespan so there was no need for an HVAC service plan. The outdated dial regulator was replaced by an upgraded and state-of-the-art wireless thermostat. The installation of the new heating system was done and the students finished up with the decorations. Come the night of the homecoming dance, there was such high energy in the area. Despite the snowstorm that day, the students were warm, comfortable, and having the time of their lives in the hall.