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What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

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Like the sputtering last gasps of an old Tin Lizzie, you air conditioner heroically clings to life, before uttering its last sputter, only to slip into oblivion. After a mourning period, with beads of sweat dripping from your nose, reality sinks in. The air conditioner that you once loved and were so proud to count as a member of your home, is now no more. As the thermostat climbs to record heights, you contemplate a world without your AC system.

Believe it or not, there once was an age when brave humans walked the earth without the aid and comfort of an AC system. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain to the New Word searching for India, there was no AC system on his ships. Furthermore, in even earlier times, the Romans managed to build an entire empire without the aid and comfort of an AC system and the Egyptians managed to build the pyramids without such help. How did these brave warriors do it?

Life on the Water


When dealing with the sweltering heat of an indoor furnace, it might be a good idea to step outside. Once outside, when dealing with the sweltering heat of an outdoor furnace, it might be a good idea to get next to some body of water, or better yet, on some body of water.

Assuming you find a body of water, like the Columbia River or the Willamette River, you still need to find a way to pass the time as you cool off. Fishing is not only useful for cooling off and passing the time, but can also provide you with a meal. A Sturgeon fishing guide is one of many resources for aspiring fishers, sports people and people whose HVAC system just kicked the bucket and are trying to cool off during the summer months in a world without functioning air conditioners.

A well-planned sturgeon fishing trip includes bait, fishing guide, knowledge of these amazing fish and knowledge of the time of year. to ensure the best time for sturgeon fishing In addition to sturgeon fishing, it pays to have some knowledge of bass fishing, angler fishing, salmon fishing, and steelhead fishing.

Air Conditioner Professionals


Of course, if your air conditioner is no longer operating efficiently, rather than becoming a great outdoorsman or great outdoorswoman, you can opt to consult an air conditioner professional. The right air conditioner technician can greatly improve your seasonal energy efficiency ratio and lower your utility bills.

Your AC system/HVAC has many components, including the compressor, refrigerant, evaporator coil, heat pump, vents, air filter, drain line, zoning system, and more. Like any complex system with many working parts, it only takes one malfunction in one part, like a dirty filter, to make the whole system stop. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Ideally, homeowners should not have to know all of this stuff, but some basic knowledge may prove useful when searching for the right technician. The truth is that not all air conditioners are created equal.

With an older system, ductwork is very important and the indoor air quality can vary. People think that by buying cheaper, older systems, they are saving money. However, what they save in the initial purchase price, they may lose in the cost of AC repair and higher utility bills.

The most up-to-date AC unit and cooling system includes smart thermostats and programmable thermostats, capable of regulating the climate for the entire home. In a post-pandemic world, your home environment is also your work environment. Spending a little extra on your HVAC system may prove to be a wise investment in your career. Of course, if you do not want to spend that money, you can always go on a sturgeon trip and sell your fish.