Round 3 with the AC

Our AC unit went out for the first time on July 27th at 1:00 am.  It  took Bill and I, 20 min. to figure out which breaker to shut off since we have 2 units and neither were marked in the breaker box.  The AC guy came out on July 28th around 2:00 pm.  He got it working after 2 new parts at a big price.  The unit is original to the house, so it’s about 35 years old.  He also gave some TLC to the other unit since it had been working so hard to make up for it’s down counterpart.

July 30th, Bill texts me on my way home from Dallas to tell me that the original problem unit isn’t working again.  After talking to some other friends at church on the 31st we realize we probably need bigger fuses in the fuse box.  A stop at Lowe’s and $3 later, problem solved.

That brings us to last night when it wasn’t working again.  Bill ran to Lowe’s and grabbed new fuses that were heavy duty, dual-element, time-delay, since we are trying a program through our electric company that we don’t use our appliances during high peak time.  These fuses cost $12.  He put the new ones in and they blew right away.  He took the box down, decided we needed a new fuse box.  Back to Lowe’s at 9:45 pm.  They are open until 10:00 pm.  Unfortunately they didn’t have a new fuse box.  The guy at Lowe’s said go home and clean it real good.  It blew right away.

That brings us to this morning.  The AC guy came about 8:10 am. He replaced the whole fuse box.  Hopefully we are done calling the AC guy this year.  Who knew a fuse box and installation could cost so much!

2 Responses to Round 3 with the AC

  • Robin says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry! We had no electricity today due to a transformer problem so we were without for several hours. It got warm in our house in a hurry!

  • Alyssa says:

    This sounds like a horror story. Terrible. Hope all is well and cool in your home now.

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