Don’t break your HVAC because you like DIY projects

I have this ever present need to figure out just how everything operates.

It would be better if I was some sort of creative genius instead.

But, I turned out to be a serious tinkering handyman. I just love to get into the depths of machinery and also learn all the functions. This is not what I do for a living. I work in a heating and A/C controlled office crunching numbers. My work is satisfying to a degree and I’m thankful for the life it provides me and also our family. However, it is not my true passion. My passion squarely lies in tinkering with machines and also understanding their inner mechanical workings. I suppose there is a special connection to the trial and error process for entirely working with machines that is deeply satisfying. But those mistakes can be really overpriced and a recent heating and A/C repair is a fantastic example of that. When I can, I hang with the heating and A/C tech as he does the repair on our heating and cooling unit. Our heating and A/C tech is awesome and he is glad to let me watch and also learn. Unfortunately, I suppose learning from the heating and A/C tech instilled me with a false sense of confidence. When the gas furnace went down not too long ago, I decided that I would have a look at it personally. This was a fateful mistake as I instantly got in over my head. But, I persisted and it only got worse. I attempted to update an area and it ended up making the gas furnace completely overheat. So, I turned a routine heating and A/C repair into a situation where I voided the warranty and also had to update the gas furnace on my own dime.

 

Heating device