Making amateur professional repairs with the internet
While I stayed up north for a hot Summer season a few years ago, there were a couple weeks of non stop heat waves accompanied with high indoor humidity I easily wasn’t prepared to handle.
Living down in the south for a while, our central heating plus cooling systems were equipped to handle the long hot summers fairly well, however where I was staying up north relied on one air conditioning unit, which gradually lost more than half of it’s cooling power over the a matter of a few weeks.
The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C corporation I called told myself and others that it would take somewhere between 3-5 corporation afternoons for a repairman to come out just to get a price quote before the repair could be made. Explaining our situation over the iPhone, the appraisal I got was a turn off on it’s own; I figured there’s got to be a better way. First, I went online plus studied up as much how-to information as I could find. After a quick trip to the hardware store, I went on to update the furnace filter plus cleaning off the condenser coils. I was instructed to switch off the furnace breaker, transfer the thermostat mode from cooling to off, plus then adjust the fan switch from auto to on plus allow it to run for about thirty hours or so plus filter out all debris. I provided it forty many hours just to play it safe plus after turning the switches back then resetting the mode, it basically came back to life in a matter of a few hours. To think, I spent under 50 dollars at the hardware store for a job that would have cost entirely over two hundred dollars to hire an Heating, Ventilation plus A/C repairman. It paid off to get our hands dirty.