For once in a very long time, we have experienced tropical-like temperatures that were unusually high.
The heat waves drove everyone nuts. Even cold drinks weren’t enough to give you the needed thirst relief. But one thing stood out from all this. Something no one actually expected. That was the loss or disappearance of electric heat pumps mounted outside of homes. But why would anyone steal them, you might ask? Why wouldn’t they just seek help with indoor comfort from a cooling technician, right? Well, for one, it was cheaper to steal one than repair malfunctioning cooling equipment. Because of the excess heat, there was rampant overuse of these cooling appliances, and most were losing their ability to last through even the most thorough quality AC service. With the high living costs, no one was ready to spend money to buy any climate control related appliances. That meant a drop in new HVAC installation and little business for any HVAC business around town. To be safe from theft, we had to consult a local service provider on how best to secure ours in position. So, with the help of a cooling specialist, we found the best way to keep ours safe. This incident got me thinking so much about cooling technology that I decided to read more about the importance of this equipment. It was quite an eye-opener. Ironically, residents were not even able to call on any HVAC contractor or seek assistance from any cooling corporation for fear of losing their equipment to trusted professionals. Thankfully, the culprits were brought to book, and some residents recovered their appliances.