My Compressor Failed Because of Me

Just as the warmer weather was arriving, I made a list of things to get done around the house.

I guess you could call it a spring cleaning list, but it was less cleaning and more organizing and checking off the boxes of things that needed to be done as a responsible homeowner.

I didn’t make it through the entire list, which I regretted immediately. Almost as soon as I threw away the unfinished list, my compressor unit failed. The HVAC company came to my house as soon as it stopped working and I was convinced that I’d need a new compressor unit. I was even more upset with myself because I had been meaning to clean the compressor unit’s coils during my spring cleaning. The task always felt too complicated, which is why I kept putting it off and why my compressor failed. The HVAC company told me that the coils were too dirty and the extreme heat wasn’t helping. They also told me that they were going to clean off the entire compressor unit and wait to see if it would bring it back to life. If the cleaning didn’t help, then I’d have to replace the compressor unit completely. This was devastating news and I was disappointed in myself because I could have prevented it. If I would have stuck with my list and actually cleaned the coils, I could be hundreds of dollars richer and less stressed over purchasing a new compressor. I learned my lesson the hard way.

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