Things to Check Before Calling the AC Repairman
by kittyasmith 6 Followers
You Are Not Alone
Central Air Conditioning systems are one of those modern day conveniences that many find they just can’t live without. The thought of calling a repairman fills us with dread.
Before I married my husband who is a Mechanical Contractor, I found myself in need of the AC wizard. My air conditioning was suddenly cranking out ice cubes and I could not get my thermometer above the Antarctic setting. Is there really such a thing as an air conditioner working too well?
The first guy that showed up at my door performed whatever voodoo magic he deemed necessary and things seemed to be all right with the world. Not so, I soon realized, as the temperature began to rise. Welcome to the Sahara. Back on the telephone and another repairman appears the next day. I guess the first guy only dealt with cold climates, because a new guy was sent to fix the first repair.
The second guy, who I call the Wrecker, must not have liked being relegated to the warmer climes, he was a bitter, mean man. The Wrecker called me outside to the condenser unit which he had scattered about in pieces. He grabbed onto the fan looking part and started yanking it up and down! The Wrecker is telling me that the bearings are bad because, as I can plainly see by his alarming demonstration, there is no play in the shaft. I will need a new unit.
“Whoah! Put the brakes on it Buddy,” I tell him. Just put it back together. I have a little experience when it comes to bearings. It seems that I [...]