I adore to save the money just as much as the next person.
However, there are limits.
These words are about those limits. My folks raised my brothers and I to be independent and free thinking. The people I was with and I grew up on a laboring farm where all of us pitched in as my Dad and Mom also worked as artists. It was a great way to grow up. Although there wasn’t a lot of time spent hanging out inside in the Heating and A/C air conditioner. That’s mainly because we only had a wood stove for the winter. Instead of looking to others to handle our concerns, we generally solved them ourselves. Now, let’s be sure, back then you could work on stuff a whole lot easier than you can now. However, we were taught to be self satisfactory and not to be afraid to tackle complicated concerns. I brought this ethic to my adult life. When something breaks, I have a look at it before I call a repair service. I wish I could still repair our cars but that has just become too complicated with all the laptop stuff. However, my Heating and A/C furnace shut down a few weeks ago. Of course, I had a look. There was an obviously burned out valve switch so, I simply found 1 online and replaced it. It fired right back up and I thought I just saved the lake house some dollars. Turns out, the section was not factory. So, it failed after about a week. However this time, it cracked the core of the furnace. Now, I am looking at replacing the component out of my own pocket because my action voided the factory warranty. Take it from me, when you have an Heating and A/C issue, call a professional.