I’d Rather Be Playing Sports Games
It’s summer and very hot outside. Yesterday, when I was playing my sports video games, my ac unit broke. Friday afternoon, when I was in the middle of a sports multiplayer game around 2 PM and this thing just decided to die on me. It was just blowing hot air. I checked the basics and the universal anti cheat; but all I could see is that the fan on the outside unit had stopped spinning.
I do have a service contract with a local AC repair company and receive preferred treatment on repair calls and when in need of a quick repair job. I also receive 10% off labor and parts. Still, in the end, it was a painful and very expensive experience with a price tag of close to $500.
I spent some time thinking through the entire situation
I do run my own business, and I am always trying to analyze the business side of things to see if there is something I can learn and use in my own business. Running a Cooling or Heating related business is a very interesting idea as for at least eight months of the year you can dictate how things go and the customer has not much choice to shop around. Why?
Most often when a clan of people call a repair business they do not have a choice; they need someone who is willing to come out, also they make decisions under the pressure of knowing that shopping around might delay the repair for a long time. Their unit or their furnace is broken, and they need help fast as they feel cold or very hot and uncomfortable. They do not have much choice or time to shop around for better prices. Sometimes I like doing this, I mean, it is money…
But I would rather still be at home, in front of my special air unit; playing my favorite games online with my clan of friends.
You do not argue too much
When it is 98 degrees outside, 90 degrees inside and all you want is your AC to be running again; especially while playing sports games. Trust me, you don’t want to be hot while doing so, games of all kind, are extremely serious to me. You already know that the repair guys are extremely busy and that you will be lucky to get someone out the same day if at all.
The businesses know this, and accordingly, their repair prices always end up to be in the upper range even if the damage does not seem so dramatic, even more expensive than your sports game system, all your video games, plus the controllers combined. Now that’s pricey.
Not like apps on sports games though
Cool air blowing is broadly divided to comfort and process applications. In Comfort Applications, it aims to provide a building indoor environment; especially your sports game room; that remains relatively constant, in a range preferred by humans despite changes in external weather conditions, or in internal heat loads. Whereas in Process Applications, it aims at providing a suitable environment for a process being carried out, regardless of internal heat and humidity loads and external weather conditions.
In addition to buildings, or sports video game rooms of course, air conditioning can be used for many types of transportation as well; like motor-cars and other land vehicles, trains, ships, aircraft, and spacecraft. Although often in the comfort range, it is the needs of the process that determine conditions; not human preference. In both comfort and process applications, the objective may be to not only control temperature, but also humidity, air quality and air movement from space to space. Which is why they are so handy while playing video games.
Besides keeping us comfortable while playing sports video games with the clan
AC has many uses. Many industries depend on it to keep the air cool and at the right moisture level. For example, textile fiber such as wool and cotton in your gaming sweater or your sports game chair, will stretch or shrink as the moisture content of air changes. This causes variations in the quality of the cloth.
Too much moisture in the air; or even on a worker’s fingertips; will cause delicate metal parts such as rocket components or precision instruments instrument to corrode. The wrong temperature can spoil a batch of antibiotic culture.
Proper ac prevents this mishap
Since chronic, low-level exposure to various chemicals; e.g., lead exposure; even at relatively low levels; may result in some adverse outcomes, continuous exposure to ac appliances can have severe effects, such as anemia, malaise, and damage to the nervous system which wouldn’t be good at all because you do not need any time off of playing shooter video games whatsoever.
Does it eventually make sense? As an example, if you are a talented technician it might be time to stop making money for the man and to start putting your considerable talents to work for yourself. Or if you know a excellent and talented repair technician, you can team up; he runs the technical side of things while you take care of business in regards to sales, accounting, and all the white-collar items associated with running a business, and making your video game playing enjoyable and worth while.