Tell me if it is just me or if it is everyone.
When it is hot, and humid like it has been here in new england the last few days, I just have no energy at all.
My last few years have been very lucky, as my service calls during big heat waves are easy ones. But if I get, say on a roof when it is 95 or 100 degrees, I have no energy at all and I am literally just dragging my ass around.
I don't know how guys do it, but I know several guys that will haul everything up to a roof top to do a compressor changeout, change the compressor, and haul it all back down, all when it is over 100 degrees, like it is nothing, and go on to the next service call, moving along at 100 miles an hour. These guys get as many as 10 service calls done in a day.
I am lucky to get in 6 service calls a day when it is like this. It's like my brain is literally just fried. Even though I drink lots of water, ETC when I get up on a roof, I get a haedache and I sometimes have to get the hell off the roof before I faint.
In an attic, forget it. I swaer I spend more time wiping the sweat off of my face than I do actually working. I will do one thing, sit and rest, do another, sit and rest, and so on.
Am I just seriously out of shape, or are some people just not meant to take the heat?
Summer is my favorite time of the year. I like it when it gets hot, because that makes A/C work, and I love doing A/C service calls.
But how do the guys that run around every day in the heat like that do it?
I have seen many people's pics on here of work they've done in the swealtering heat (PaysonHVAC is a perfect example.)
He literally just gets in, gets it done, and at that, does a very high quality job, gets out, and on to the next call he goes, and does the same thing.
Is it just something you have to get used to? I would love to be t hat kind of a technician, but when it is that hot, I always have to keep stopping to rest, and when I am in that kind of a situation, I have no ambition which makes me more aloppy than I would be, say on the same job when it is 70 out.
Maye I need to join a gym.