I am generally not a hands-on person, thanks to my overprotective parents, who did not let me do anything when I was younger.
Despite my background, a time came for me to leave home and stay alone.
Gradually, I realized that I would have to learn how to handle some of the issues alone. My HVAC unit became the first lesson on how to manage my home appliances. After three years of living in the same house, I realized that it suddenly became too hot to stay indoors. No matter how much I left the windows open, it always seemed to be too hot, except when it was wintertime. Summer came, and it was unbearable because it seemed as though my furnace was still on. I started paying more attention and realized that some strange sounds would come from the unit side every time I turned on my air conditioner. After a little more investigation, I realized that the unit was overheating. I have always been a good researcher, which got me to check a few system components. I ended up in the blower motor as the potential culprit for what was going on. I discovered a general lack of airflow and that my bills had been exceptionally high the last three months. As everything fell into place, I realized I need urgent HVAC checks and resorted to calling the HVAC technician. After several tests, I had no choice but to replace the blower. The costly replacement left me with one expensive lesson: to be vigilant with every aspect of the heating and cooling unit.