Friday, August 17, 2012

AC Woes, continued

I had my AC unit that's inside the house replaced in June. I thought that would have been the end of my AC woes, but I was sorely mistaken. The air that was circulating the house was still not cool enough, which meant that the AC continually ran in order to get to the desired temperature. My electrical bill was proof of that. The power company guy that came to install my new digital thermostat commented on how warm my house was and advised me to get the refrigerant level checked in the outside unit.

I was able to get an appointment for today, and they said that the service man would show up between 11 AM and 4 PM. Another work-from-home day. Because of all the stuff that happened this week, the only day that I went to the office this week was Tuesday! Anyway, 4:05 PM rolls around and the guy hadn't showed up. I called the AC company, got an answering machine, and left a voice mail. Then I called the home warranty people to ask if they could help me. The lady called up the AC company and reported that they were going to show up in about 5-10 minutes.

And they did. I was a little hesitant in letting them into my house because they looked very scrubby. They looked at my inside unit and outside unit. After the inspection, they confirmed my suspicions: low refrigerant and there's a leak that they can't repair. "You'll have to get that unit outside replaced." My heart sinks. I have spent so much money on this house this summer! UGH! Fortunately, the estimate that he gave me wasn't too bad. Being comfortable in this house is worth the money. After all this, I better have the cleanest air in the neighborhood!

I'm glad that I didn't give them a hard time about being late. I guess the other appointments had been running late. "It's really hot and people are angry." It kinda reminded me of this quote: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."- Plato


Tommy Hopkins said...

While the estimate may have cost you more that you anticipated, it will be worth the comfort it will give you later on. It may sound luxurious to need an AC, but one shouldn’t underestimate the benefits you can reap from a well-ventilated home. Anyway, I hope that solved your AC predicaments. Good day!

Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp

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