I walked into a home last week to work on a furnace.
- The woman who let me into the house, showed me where the furnace was, and I thought it was odd.
The furnace was in the garage, which wasn’t attached to the house. I had often seen furnaces in attached garages, but never in one that was unattached. Right next to the furnace, was the air conditioning unit. I thought it was the oddest place for an AC unit, but I wasn’t the one who built the house. I finished with my work on the furnace and looked at the air conditioning unit. It looked brand new, but it had never been installed from what I could see. I didn’t want to say anything to the owner so I showed her the bill, got paid, and went back to the HVAC company. When I got back, the owner asked if I saw anything odd about the property. I told him that other than there was an air conditioning unit in the garage, and it had never been installed, I couldn’t find anything odd, and then I rolled my eyes. He laughed and asked if he noticed anything else. I hadn’t been in the house, so I didn’t notice anything if that’s what he was referring to. He said they had a brand new air conditioning unit in the garage, but they had window air conditioning units in the house. I asked him if he knew why that was? He told me they said the air conditioning didn’t belong to them. It was there when they moved in, and since it wasn’t installed, they were waiting for the owner to come back for it. That was three years ago.