I was finally going to a new school after moving to the city.
We were in a more arid part than I was used to, but I was excited, and my parents had landed a great opportunity, however the only condition was we had to relocate.
We packed everything, said goodbye to the people we loved as well as moved. The new school was one of the best in the country, and I was gleeful at the opportunity to attend. It would help me improve my grades and get into a better college. That first summer, I opted to take some extra classes with multiple other students. We were in class when the dust storm blew in, and we had to seek shelter in the teacher’s lounge. The dust storm was so extreme that it affected the commercial A/C system in the school. We noticed the room was getting warmer, which meant the cooling component was not blowing in ample cool air into the room. The mentor on duty informed us that dust storms were notorious for impacting A/C systems which was the case with the college. There was nothing we could do now, our principal took action after the storm had passed, she got in touch with the heating and A/C repair as well as servicing business. Three A/C mechanics arrived at the college about half an hour later to diagnose the issue. The teacher had been right because the dust storm had affected the air conditioning at the college. The aircon mechanics changed the air filters of the heating and A/C system and vacuumed all the dust that had penetrated the cooling system! As they did so, the heating and A/C mechanics advocated the principle that it was better to construct a protective covering for the heating and A/C unit. This would protect it from future dust storms.