My new air conditioning unit was working fine up until last weekend.
I had gone to the beach with some friends during the day, and returned to a hot, stuffy house.
I started to wonder if my boyfriend had turned the temperature up because he had come down with a cold. When I asked him about it, he said that he had noticed it getting a little warmer inside, but still could hear the fan running so did not think much of it. As the night went on, the house grew warmer and warmer. When I checked the thermostat, it read 81 degrees. It was the middle of the summer and I knew something was not right. Like I said, the fan was still running so we thought what we heard was the air conditioner. The next day, I called the local HVAC company to send someone out to take a look. What they found was that the compressor was out and the fan was still running. We ended up needing to replace the compressor that day. At first, we considered holding off but then thought about how it was only going to get hotter as the summer progressed. Reluctantly, we agreed to replace the compressor that same day. We had plans to go out for dinner, but we decided to order a pizza and enjoy our new air conditioning that evening. It ended up being a good choice, because the following week was one of the hottest weeks of the year. We were happy to have out AC up and functioning correctly.