For about the past five years, I’ve worked in the office of an HVAC repair corporation. I answer the phone, schedule service, and handle billing and inventory. The pay and hours are decent, and I’m quite satisfied with the work. The only negative is the heating and cooling in the office. Despite working for a heating/cooling corporation, I work in a space where the HVAC system is outdated, neglected and in awful shape. While the technicians install modern oil furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and central cooling systems every day, our system never gets a minute’s thought. Nobody bothers with the annual servicing, and I am the only one who bothers to change the air filters. As a result, the office is undercooled and humid in the warm season, and drafty and frigid in the cold season. The monthly energy bills are unnecessarily high and the air quality is terrible. Whenever the oil furnace cycles on, I sneeze and my eyes water. When the air conditioning system runs, the office stinks and I get a headache. I always beg the techs to check our heating and cooling system, but they never have time. Since I’m the person who sets up their appointments, I’m tempted to book one for our office. I bet it would improve energy efficiency, my comfort, and the cleanliness of the building if the heating and cooling systems were simply cleaned and adjusted. Truthfully,I think they should replace the whole crappy system with new state-of-the-art HVAC technology. The old one’s over twenty years old, and legitimately isn’t going to last much longer.