A couple of months ago, I responded to a repair call downtown at the residential apartment buildings.
The residential apartment buildings are actually places that are owned by the person living in the apartment.
The apartments are much like condos. The old apartment building used to be a school. When the school closed down, the building was vacant for 20 years. Eventually, a real estate developer bought the building and turned it into senior living apartments. Each one of the apartments has two bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry room, living room, and a small porch and Patio. Most of the residents are on social security or disability. They all have a fixed income. I responded to a service request placed by one of the people living in the building. I quickly realized that the heat pump could not be fixed. It needed to be replaced and the price to replace the heat pump was quite significant. The owner of the apartment did not have the money to pay for the expensive repairs. I felt really bad and I wanted to do something to help. I offered to perform all of the repairs for free if the guy could figure out how to pay for the equipment. I couldn’t offer the heating equipment for free, because I am not the owner of the company. I knew I could donate my time and Services. I gave the guy the name of the distributor that we use for equipment and I told that guy exactly what we would need to complete the project. Hopefully he will come up with the money necessary to pay for the heat pump.