The worst time of the year to have problems with the AC is during the summer months.
I was having some trouble with the AC last summer, and I needed to wait until payday to call someone to look at the issue.
I knew it was going to cost at least $129 to get someone out to the house to investigate the system. Depending on the repair, it would have cost even more money. When the problems began on Monday, I felt confident waiting until Thursday to have the work completed. On Tuesday, the sun started shining at 5 am. It was almost a hundred degrees outside before noon. I did not think I was going to get through the whole day without cool air. On Wednesday, I contacted the AC repair service and I made an appointment for Thursday. They had an available appointment on the same day that I called, but I told the guys that I needed to wait until payday. I was the first person on the schedule on Thursday morning. The service technician delivered some bad news that I was hoping not to hear. He believed that the air compressor was the problem and recommended replacement of the entire HVAC system. I knew I didn’t have thousands of dollars for that kind of work. I broke down in the kitchen, in front of the repair technician. I started sobbing when I heard the news. The service tech told me not to worry, because they have lending companies and financial institutions that work with customers and everyone gets approved if they own their home.