Upon retiring from the heating and air conditioning business as a certified heat and a/c specialist I decided to do a little side thing as a hobby and way to bring in some extra cash in addition to my pension.
I decided on repairing portable heating and air conditioning equipment and window a/c’s.
When I first started I didn’t know if it was going to work or not. But lucky for me that it did end up actually working out. I have my own small little side business going. You would be surprised how many people in my local area have issues with their portable space heaters, portable air conditioning systems and on occasion there are those who still use window air conditioning systems for certain rooms and have problems with them too. They all end up coming to me. This isn’t an everyday thing, maybe a few times a month I will get customers. But it is pretty steady. I don’t make much money, only a few hundred bucks here and there. I do not charge high prices because after all, they could easily go out and buy a new portable air conditioning system or portable space heater for cheaper. So the idea was to make it affordable to have it repaired by me rather than going out and buying brand new portable space heaters or portable air conditioning systems. It is a nice little side hobby in my retirement here and gives me some extra money to take the wife out to a nice dinner once a month!