The charged us so many questions
I’ve always wanted to work in a shop that sells hardware and power tools. I especially wanted to work in a big box store where they have every kind of home improvement tool and accessory you could think of, since I could work with people who knew how to handle any renovation under the sun! My favorite department at those stores is always the heating and cooling department, as people in my town have the utmost respect and appreciation for a house that has excellent heating and air conditioning. Where we live, the summers are always boiling hot, but the winters can be incredibly cold! For that reason, we all have to have reliable air conditioning and heating systems to make it through the year. At the big box store near my house, the heating and cooling department has this employee that was an HVAC contractor for ten years. The guy knows everything, and he’s my go-to guy for any questions I have with my own equipment. Just the other day, I was having issues with my home’s A/C, as the air coming from the condenser outside wasn’t even slightly cool. I knew nothing was blocking the circulation, and I had just refilled the refrigerant for the condenser – there was no reason for it to be acting out! When I talked to my guy at the store, he asked if I used a gauge when I “recharged” the refrigerant line. I always figured that the refrigerant immediately went through the system and got used, so imagine my surprise when he told me that I could’ve overcharged the system! When that happens, he says the compressor will completely freeze over, and it will take running the heating system for hours to melt down the compressor. I wasn’t nuts about running the heat, but he was right! Slowly, the cool air returned to my house. Lesson learned!