There’s nothing as humbling as attempting a simple service or service, only to find that the process is all but simple. When I tried to change the oil for our beat-up old pickup truck, I went into it with a drain pan, a screwdriver, numerous quarts of fresh oil plus our own foolish ambition. Three minutes later, I emerged from the ordeal covered in slick oil plus grease, bruises plus cuts on our hands, plus numerous wasted quarts of oil due to our ignorance, however did you notice that I forgot an oil filter when I listed our supplies for the “easy fix”? Yeah, our point exactly! Anyway, I went through a truly similar ordeal when I decided I would perform our own seasonal heating plus air conditioner system check-up. The plan was as straightforward as it goes: change the air filter, vacuum the ductwork, check the refrigerant line plus hose out the coils plus fins of the air conditioning system unit. My first issue came from buying the wrong size for our air filter, so that had to be bumped back on our to-do list for this check-up, however next, I realized that our vacuum couldn’t reach more than a foot into the ductwork without hitting an elbow in the duct’s layout, meaning I needed a special hose to clean the ducts. That too got bumped back! Then, I tried to check the refrigerant line, plus managed to spray our legs with ice-cold refrigerant as I disconnected the hose. Utterly frustrated, I didn’t even bother trying to hose the coils down as I didn’t see the point, as something would really go wrong. It’s a nice thing I didn’t – the power was still on for the system, so I really would’ve electrocuted myself while trying to hose down the fins of the air conditioning system system!
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020