Murphy’s Law: “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way.” And isn’t that the truth! Yesterday, probably the hottest day of the summer, and our air conditioner decided to fail. Yes that’s right. It was 92 degrees outside and I was left to melt inside. I have a lot going on in my life and a broken air conditioner is probably one of the last things my husband and I needed right now.
Last Thursday my husband and I were sitting and watching TV only to begin to feel hot. I checked the thermostat and it read 77 degrees but the air was set on 74 degrees. That just didn’t make sense. We played with the unit and it just wouldn’t turn on. So we opened the windows and said we’d deal with it in the morning. In the morning I turned on the air and it turned on! Unfortunately I did not question why and went on with my day. I traveled to PA this past weekend so I wasn’t home, but my husband said it was working fine…until Sunday night when it decided to not work again. Of course this happened when it was super hot. Never fails!
My husband and I make calls and get someone out here to look at it. My husband goes back to work and I am left to deal with the worker. I must say I find it amazing how much I need my husband to take care of some things after only 2 years of marriage. Yes, we’ve been together for years, but for 5 years I took care of my own apartment. I made all the decisions and dealt with everything myself. Now, I find myself consulting with my husband…not because I have to…but because I want to! I’m not sure if it’s nice or annoying to be so dependent. For now I will go with nice. Anyway…the guy asked me when we changed the air filter…answer? No idea…then he asks when we changed the batteries in the thermostat…my answer? I didn’t know it took batteries! (see this is why I don’t handle this stuff) He goes to the back to see the unit and tells me is the capacitor. This is when I had to call my husband. I was like…the flux capacitor? (little back to the future humor) I mean come on! He could’ve told me anything was wrong! There is more to this story but I won’t bore you with all the details. Basically in the end we were rushed to make a decision to change a part that we didn’t really need (and found out later it was covered by the manufacturer) and left with knowledge that the thermostat was broke. We opted to have my husband fix it because it’s either a $30 part at Home Depot, or $150 for this guy to fix it. I trusted my husbands skills. The guy was nice and rigged the system to stay on…but once he left the unit shut off again! Turns out , after calling the manufacturer, it is a manufacturer’s malfunction with the circuit board. So $300 later and the guy still didn’t fix the problem!
So today we are still left with a unit that decides for itself when to turn on and off. Can anyone say Terminator?? Machines that decide things for themselves makes me nervous. I have been handling this like a female. Very emotionally. In my book…a home built only for 2 years should NOT have a problem with the air conditioner. It’s just not fair! My husband hates when I say that but this is my blog and I can say what I want. I even had to cancel a dinner party last night. Who wants to come over to a place with no air conditioning? So the drama continues today…hopefully we will have it fixed soon.