Don’t be fooled, HVAC repair is for the professionals

I tend to be one of those people who just hates to admit defeat.

  • This is far more a function of ego than it does with some inherent prowess for all things.

I am absurdly normal in my skills and abilities. However, I get it in my head that I can fix any situation. That goes for all the stuff that goes wrong around my home. My actual repair skills are limited to somewhere in the replacing a burned out bulb or changing the HVAC air filters in our house. Beyond that, I should not be fooling with stuff. It always ends in me getting blasted by my wife and a whole bunch of self loathing. Yet, just as spring follows winter, I continue to carry on. A year or so ago, I had a buddy call me to see if might come over and help him with an HVAC repair. This guy is actually very well equipped when it comes to performing most household repairs. He is a mechanical engineer by trade so, his understanding of how things operate is vast. The problem he was having was that there was a leak in a refrigerant line in the HVAC unit outside of his house. He needed my help to hold a light and pass him tools as he removed and replaced the faulty HVAC line. This HVAC repair went like clockwork and his HVAC was back up and running. So, because I had watched an HVAC repair, I thought I was up to trying one recently. It went pretty much as you would think. What would have been about a hundred and fifty dollar repair became a nightmare that ended up costing me over a grand.

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