I learned this past month that working from home is no fun at all when it’s cold outside and your heater is broken inside! I usually like to work from home since I can just sit around in my PJ’s all day while I’m on the phone and working on my laptop.
Sometimes, it’s annoying, though.
I mean, when you’re working from an office, you don’t ever have to worry about paying the heating and coolings bills or making sure that the indoor air quality is up to speed or anything like that. The building management people are the ones who have to worry about those things when you’re in an office building. But when you are working from home, it’s all on you. You have to be the one to make sure that your HVAC system is up to speed and doing what it’s supposed to all the time, and for me, that’s especially true in the winter. Around here, the weather starts cooling off in November and then it’s freezing cold all the way through March. Since the temperatures are well below freezing most of that time, you really have to have a high quality furnace unit if you want to stay toasty and warm throughout the cold winter. Last week, my furnace stopped working all of a sudden and it did not take long for my house to get uncomfortably cold. And unfortunately, I didn’t have a building maintenance guy to call for help. I had to make my own appointment with the HVAC company and even worse than that, I had to pay for the heating repairs myself.
Quality heating and air