Someone fit and healthy who needs some extra money might consider
advertising an evaporative (swamp) cooler preparation service in spring -
new pads, clean/scrape out water reservoir, lube blower and check belt,
check float level and water supply, etc. at a reasonable price in the areas
where these are used, such as SW desert areas.
No special tools required.
No one here in far SW AZ advertises such a service. At 79, I'm not looking
forward to doing it in a month or two.
Fixed pricing with regard to servicing most things is the equivalent of smoke
and mirrors. As soon as any kind of repair enters the equation the fixed price
Most HVAC providers will quote you a fixed hourly rate. Simply inquire as to the
rate and ask for an estimate of the amount of time the job will take.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ (Don't know why you bothered with dollar signs, but
I want to make you happy).
I doubt all swampers are the same. Some will be
more work than others. So, it's not possible to
flat rate them out (any more than digging a hole,
mow a lawn, or repair a car). sounds like you're
seeking someone reasonable price, and honest.
Emphasis on honest.
If your time isn't worth much. Doing PM on cooler
is time consuming.
When I encounter a chore, I hate, I go out
make some extra money on one time job. I spend the
money to hire some one. I don't like pruning, cleaning
out eaves trough. Any way being 79 is not uncommon now.
There are many seniors in the 80's, 90's. I myself will be 80 soon.
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