Our bus lost its air conditioning and heating on a long road trip.
We were on our way to a basketball tournament after school when it happened.
We were laughing and talking when all of a sudden a strange smell started coming from the air conditioning air ducts. The bus driver had to turn off the air conditioning because he was afraid of what that smell was that was coming from the air conditioning. We quickly got really hot without air condoning and decided to open all of the windows in the bus. That evening as we continued to travel, the bus’s heating systems stopped working as well. We were all really cold since the sun had gone down and there was no heat. When we took a gas stop, our bus driver met a man there who was a former HVAC technician. He asked the HVAC technician if he could take a look at the air conditioning and heater in the bus and see if he could fix it. The HVAC technician came and looked at the bus’ HVAC units. He quickly fixed the problem with the air conditioner, but the heater was a little bit harder for the HVAC technician to figure out. After about an hour of working on the bus, the HVAC technician finally had the heating system working again in the bus. Although it was a long wait, we were so thankful to have air conditioning and heat for the rest of our trip. All of us students on the bus collected some money and gave it to the HVAC technician as a sign of our gratitude.