Tough watching a terrible HVAC decision

I’ve never been one to feel the need to tell others how to live their lives.

Honestly, I’m just doing the best I can to live mine so it seems a bit disingenuous to suggest to others what they should do.

However, there are times when keeping my mouth shut is tough. Watching my neighbor make a disastrous decision when it came to his HVAC equipment is a great example. I got a text after dinner from the neighbor down the street asking for a hand. This is not something this guy does so I knew that he really could use a hand so I was more than happy to come help. When I got to his place, he was outside and had the cover off the HVAC cabinet. This was the first indication that there was a problem with the HVAC cooling as it was summer and it wasn’t running. We live in a region where the heat is intense and the heat pump is running pretty much day and night in order to provide HVAC cooling. He asked me to hold the flash light so he could see if he could fix the heat pump. This was the first time that I suggested that he call the HVAC company. But that suggestion was politely ignored and I just held the flashlight. It didn’t get better from there. In fact, it just got worse. Finally, he gave up and called the HVAC professionals. But not before he voided the warranty on the HVAC equipment by trying to fix it himself.


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