I tend to be one of those people who can get a big big for their britches sometimes. This is indeed a part of my character that I’m just not all that wild about. And when it comes to asking for help, I’m even worse. So when you combine the fact my ego gets in the way when I obviously need help, it gets ugly. That’s just what happened last August with the air conditioning. Where I live, we are now getting ready to enter the toughest part of the year with regard to weather. I’m well south and that means perfect weather from October to June. But from June through September, it can be a beast down here with the heat. Thankfully, when we bought this house, the seller had just upgraded the HVAC equipment. So we have a great heat pump to take care of any and all heating and cooling needs. But I wasn’t very good about getting the proper HVAC maintenance. That was a tough lesson to learn. School was in session last August when I came home to find the heat pump running but no cooling. It was so perplexing to my logical thinking that I got carried away. For like 20 minutes, I really thought that I could take the place of a licensed and certified HVAC professional. I even took the front panel off the air handler in the garage looking for something obvious to fix. Thank God, my wife walked in from work just then and stopped me. She picked up the phone and called the HVAC company which saved the warranty on our HVAC equipment. In my haste to figure out what was wrong with the air conditioning, I forgot that me doing anything to the heat pump would void the warranty.