The new owner was transforming the old service station down the street into a modern, well-equipped auto service center.
I work for an air conditioning company as an a/c rep, and the new owner called asking for a/c services.
The shop would need more than an air conditioner tune-up, and I was the unfortunate air conditioning expert given the job; well, depending on how you look at it. There would be possible air conditioning repair because I doubted anyone had bothered to care for the a/c when it was closed. When I got there, the air conditioning installation was in disarray, just as I had anticipated. It was clear from the thermostat that the heat pump was off, but it must have been running for a while, even after the shop was closed before they switched it off. I have worked in the air conditioning business for years, but the state of the air conditioning filter was rare. It had all manners of grime and filth. It must have been the same filter as the previous owners before they closed the shop. The cooling equipment surprisingly did not have a lot of technical problems. After the cleaning, which took most of my time, especially me cleaning ducts, the cooling products were as good as new. I hoped that the new owners would take better care of it so that it would serve them better. I would need to teach them more about air conditioning and how to work the cooling technology so they can get the most out of it. Otherwise, they would constantly call for a cooling specialist on issues they could easily avoid.