I can’t believe the luck I have had lately.
First, my mom called and told me that the family was moving and I only had a few weeks to get my stuff out of the house, then, my girlfriend told me that we were through.
Life has just not given me any breaks at all. I had been dealing with so much that I didn’t pay attention when my portable HVAC unit stopped working properly. It wasn’t until is started smoking that I realized there was a huge problem with it and I immediately unplugged it. When I reached down to feel the side it was burning hot and it was then that I saw the large puddle of water behind it on the floor. It is one of those stand alone units and something must have gone terribly wrong. I knew it had been running non stop for the past week trying to cool the house as the temperatures were really high outside. Looking back I know I should have shut it off from time to time to give it a break. These units are designed to cool a bedroom or small living space and cycle on and off as needed. They are nowhere near as powerful or effective as a traditional HVAC system that is installed in your home. I ended up calling the HVAC dealer to see if there was anything that could be done. His recommendation was to simply purchase another one because he said the cost of the repair would be almost the same amount of money if not more.