Much to my surprise, Valentine’s Day is a very busy day at my job.
My wife Bonnie and I now celebrate it the weekend before the day itself, because I know once V-Day arrives I will be slammed at work and have to stay late.
Three years in a row Bonnie and I had to cancel Valentine’s plans because of work, which is why we changed the date. If you are anything like me it comes as a surprise that demand for A/C repair work is so vital on this romantic holiday. There are two major reasons for this. First, lots of folks go out for a fancy dinner on Valentines, so the restaurants need to make sure their climate control is working perfectly. No one wants to have their special date night spoiled by lousy air conditioning, right? Second, for those folks at home who want to spend a romantic night with their partner, climate control is essential to the process. Imagine trying to be intimate with your partner if the A/C isn’t working and you both are sweaty and gross? To feel sexy people need to feel comfortable, which means quality climate control! Bonnie doesn’t mind, because I always make a lot of extra money as an HVAC tech on the holiday. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year when it comes to heating and A/C work, but it’s not in the Top Three. The three busiest days of the year for the HVAC industry are Super Bowl Sunday, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, in that order.