02 October 2013

Gee, What a Fun Morning

It's been one of those days.

Yesterday afternoon, one of the two main cooling fans in my building (115,000-square-foot medical office building) burned out. Technicians were on-site within an hour and replaced the fan.

Temps climbed by five to ten degrees above set point during the outage. But no worries, everything's fixed, right?

Except the new fan burned out overnight.

When I arrived this morning, the coolest temp in the building was 78. One suite was over 90 degrees. I called the answering service for the HVAC* contractor & told them what was happening.

For the next 3 1/2 hours, I helped them by monitoring the digital controls and dealing with unhappy tenants.

Good news is that the building is now almost back to normal. I've been here about 4 1/2 hours, and I'm exhausted.

And just think, I almost called in sick this morning. I'm not sick; just didn't want to leave the couch this morning. Now I know why.

Is it the weekend yet?

* Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


Matt said...

"Is it the weekend yet?"

Heh, I said that Monday Morning.

Do they have windows that won't open? I mean you guys are in your cool/cold season.

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Sandy said...

Good thing you were near, wouldn't want a fire to start.

I think may a sick day is called for on Friday, what do you think??

Rev. Paul said...

Yes, Matt - it's a "closed" building. Dang it.

And yes, sir! :)

Sandy, that sounds like a wonderful idea.

Keads said...

I feel ya Rev.!

Rev. Paul said...

Keads, I've seen several reports on your blog about similar (or worse) failures. I think mine was easier than yours. :)

threecollie said...

Wow, not good to have to deal with such a problem while you are sick too. Hope you feel better and the problem stays fixed.

Rev. Paul said...

I'm fine, threecollie, but I do appreciate your concern. The cooling system is still running, too. I hope you're right!

Teresa said...

Okay - one burn out... bad! Two in a row... that is majorly sucky. Glad you got it sorted and hope the rest of your week is nice and quiet.

Rev. Paul said...

From your keyboard to God's ears, Teresa. That would be nice.