Terlingua Dreams

Friday, January 16, 2015

Lousy service

While I have not particularly had a problem with the colder temperatures we have experienced so far this year...my mom has been freezing to death. I noticed that even though I had the central heater cranked up in the 80's it did not feel like it was that temperature. Called the company I usually do business with but they were short handed due to illness and would not be able to get here until tomorrow.

I can not take a chance on mother getting ill, so called another outfit.  The culprit turned out to be the control panel.  Another one was installed in short order and he left.  However, after almost an hour of the temperature not moving from 72 to the 78 degrees I asked to have it set for...I called them back.

Two hours later he returned.  Turns out he had hooked the wires up wrong!!!  The white wire did not belong where he hooked it up to,  Why are technicians in such a rush?  I know they have other customers but if they took the time to do it right in the first place they would not have to make return calls. He spent more time trying to sell me a service plan and bad mouthing the company I do business with...than in installing the control panel.

I so wish I had my electric heaters but they are in Houston :-(

I needed to go into town but this disrupted my plans. Hopefully tomorrow I can get a lot more things done. Among them removing this horse crippler from our property.  I thought I had tackled them all but now that Walter was grazing here, he exposed a lot of things I thought were no longer around.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. I hope you can get the heat up to what your Mother needs. My house is usually in the upper 50's/lower 60's, but I just add more clothing. I couldn't afford to turn the heat up to "comfortable in short sleeves."

    1. My mom is always cold and even with the temperature in the 80's she usually has a sweater on. Her winter electric bills are higher than the summer ones. Wish her unit was gas and not electric. They are a lot warmer and cheaper.

  2. Guess we'll have to be on the lookout for a tall weathered cowpoke who knows HVAC!

    Kawhi back and made his presence known tonite! Awesome!

  3. Lol, Andy :D

    The game tonight was absolutely FABULOUS! I knew he would have an impact on the game but I had no idea in what fashion...my goodness he was the high scorer. The team as a whole played great :-)


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