I should never have attempted to fix our central cooling method on our own. I was hoping to save cash on the cost of a professional repair. The last time I hired a licensed Heating and AC business for service, I paid attention. It didn’t seem love she did anything all that difficult. The worker basically took the chalet off, cleaned all of the components and put it back together. It took him less than twenty minutes and she charged myself and others several hundred dollars. I own a wonderful set of tools, and I’m fairly handy. I started by studying through the owner’s manual for the a/c. The section on complication shooting was easily informative. It convinced myself and others that the concern with the cooling method was simply a buildup of dust inside the system. I then watched a series of helpful videos on Youtube. Since a lot of homeowners tackle a/c service on their own, I felt quite confident. Taking the chalet off to access the inner workings of the cooling method was no problem. However, once I got a look inside, I was a bit shocked. There was way more than a little bit of dust accumulated on the equipment. There was a ton of mold thriving inside. There was also an abundance of orange slime clogging the condensate drain. The fan blades were totally coated in a combination of lint, hair, dust and mildew. It was no wonder our a/c wasn’t operating officially. I’m sure our indoor air conditions was getting badly polluted every time the cooling method started up. I was so disgusted by what I found, I got a little too aggressive with the cleaning. I ended up bending fan blades, chopping belts, losing screws and causing a leak in the condensate drain.