I damaged the HVAC with hubris

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

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

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

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