I was really pressed for cash when my cooling equipment was having issues this past summer.
- I actually skipped out on my regular cooling system tune-up which I realized was a mistake.
The HVAC system was making all sorts of crazy noises, like high pitched squealing sounds. I actually called an HVAC company and when they said I would have to wait about 5 days to have a professional out to my place, I told them nevermind. I ended up calling a buddy of mine who helped me out with an old window AC unit before. I didn’t know how much he knew about HVAC technology and repairs, but I figured he might be able to help. He said there was only so much he could do, but he checked for refrigerant leaks and found none. When he checked the air filter, he said it was completely dirty and clogged up. I couldn’t believe it, I totally forgot about changing the air filter because I was so short on money. I mean, I did briefly consider if I should go to the store to get some air filters, but I just didn’t have enough cash and then I forgot all about it. Unfortunately, I have done stupid things like this since I was a youngster. Even when I was younger, I ruined my car because I forgot to go get an oil change and I just kept driving until my engine was destroyed. These are not happy experiences, I’ll tell you that. Well, my buddy helped me to get a new air filter and he cleaned the inner workings of the AC condenser unit and the HVAC unit. The cooling system was working fine after that without any crazy noises.