The owner of the oldest ice cream shop in town had called the home services business that I work for to have a heat pump service and they also needed a furnace filter change.
The ice cream shop had the best ice cream in town, my nieces could not get enough of it.
Every time I went out with them I avoided passing by the shop because those two had a way of convincing someone even when you are bent on adamantly refusing. I work as a heating technician and last year I had the pleasure of installing a dual fuel system and digital thermostat in the shop. They already had an existing electric heat pump, so I installed a furnace and merged the two systems to work together. The two combined systems which could be considered as improved or new heating systems did a great deal to help with indoor comfort. The number of customers who had their ice cream at the ice cream shop increased which was good for business. I went there prepared to also do a furnace/heater tune-up since I was sure that they may have failed to mention it when they called the heating dealer. Just as I was about to head out I got an emergency call from my wife and I had to leave at once so I asked a fellow heating contractor to go in my place. A week later when we were heading back from Christmas shopping including Christmas decorations to hang on our fireplace we passed by the ice cream shop for our usual ice cream treats, they even gave my heavily pregnant wife an extra serving with extra sprinkles on the house.