not doing heating. If you think a customer will pay a lot to keep their toilet working, how much do you think a customer will pay to save from destroying their home or from turning into a popsicle.
Heating is very simple to learn and there are some big bucks. Even in California, this year we sold about 30 forced air furnace change-outs and about 30 floor and wall furnaces at an average of $4,500 a pop. Ooooop! Now Mr. Utah is going to know how I paid for my helicopter.
A forced air furnace costs less than $500, another $150 for parts, and takes about 2 to 3 hours to install. It is not much more difficult than changing a water heater. Just more money!
One thing we invested in that makes a lot of money is a carbon monoxide tester $300 and a gas leak detector $200. You can buy both at Johnstone. The gas tester is so accurate, I could not find a leak in a furnace gas cock with bubbles and my leak detector found gas leaking underneath the lever handle. When a customer sees the soap bubbles they are not impressed, but when they hear the leak detector squealing like an ambulance siren, they realize they have a gas leak. Many times, before we had a leak detector, we told customers we smelled gas leaking and they did not respond because they could not smell the gas. Now, we whip out the leak detector and the siren goes off to prove there is a leak. There is a great psychological difference and I have helicopter payments to make.:no: Mr. Utah should know where this helicopter is parked as he drives by the Outlet Center in Lynwood (or Lennwood, Barstow) in the rear parking lot.
Hope you don't mind me posting these pictures. Is this against rules, wasting bandwidth, or something. It adds more color to the posts, and you get to see me.
I think I am overly-serious about business throughout every day, but I also screw around and joke around throughout the entire day. I suppose I could lie and say the helicopter is mine. It costs one costs less than $150,000 which is not much more that some families pay for a few cars. I don't like helicopters because they fall apart and flip upside down too easily.
That would be pretty cool if I had my own helicopter and buzz over my group riding ATV's in the desert. Besides, I did not steal any attention from this thread. It was bothering me as I was wondering where it was going to go. Okay! So we answered the question about whether or not we do HVAC, but what was the reason?
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