I love my little piece of paradise...it is the gift that keeps on giving.
Last night, while in my office in the basement, I heard this horrible screeching sound. I walked into the living area in the basement, and realized it was my air conditioning. My infamous inappropriate words slipped out, and I prayed that was a fluke. Of course it wasn't - the thing screeched all night, right outside my window. I was a zombie all day. It still blew out cool air, thank God, but did it very loudly - I am sure my neighbors loved me..
Truth be told, I knew this was coming. It was on the plan to replace next year...was just hoping that it would hold out. My brother is doing a job for a guy that works in commercial heating and cooling, and I had gotten a couple of referrals. One of the guys was able to get out here, and confirmed what I already knew - unit was old, did not make sense to dump money into it and that it was very inefficient(my options were to replace the blower motor and bearings for about $400 or replace). I asked for an estimate, and it fell within my anticipated range and they can do it early next week. Normally I would have gotten a couple more estimates, but given the source of it, I feel ok about it. Plus, the guy did not charge me for the service call - told me that if ultimately I gave the work to another company, he would charge me $70, which is actually pretty cheap. Last time I had one of these heating and cooling guys out, it was $100 - that would have been last year's winter, when I did not clip the safety switch all the way closed and woke up to my house being 59. Yep folks, I did that. :) Thought that the furnace died then, but that was my own stupidity. :)
So next week, I will have brand spanking new mechanicals. For the next 5 days, I will cool the house down to the high 60's in the evening; I will then turn the AC off at night so my neighbors and I can get some sleep. Thank god for ceiling fans. :)
What next? I am afraid to ask.....water heater last week, drain pipes and AC this week. Thankfully not much else is left...at least I don't think so. Chelsie needs to get off her booty and go get that job....