This is very expensive
Last June, when my air conditioner started making some weird noises and dripping an excessive amount of water, I decided to attempt the repairs on my own. There aren’t all that many moving parts inside an air conditioner, so I didn’t think it would be that difficult. I first checked out the owner’s manual, and then watched some DIY videos online. I realized that I didn’t have the proper tools to take the air conditioner apart. I drove to the hardware store and spent way more than expected buying a variety of tools. Since I’d get to keep the tool and use them for other projects, it seemed like a worthwhile investment. I then dedicated close to two hours just taking the air conditioner apart. I quickly figured out that I needed to buy a new air filter for the air conditioner and some replacement parts. I made a second trip to the hardware store, found what I needed, and spent another two hours carefully cleaning the inner workings of the cooling system. There was a significant buildup of mold and mildew growth on the cooling coil. The online information recommended a special chemical to kill the bacteria and prevent future growth. This forced me to make a third trip to the hardware store, waste more time and spend more money. Once I finished the entire process, I found it quite difficult to put the air conditioner back together again. Although I was delighted that the cooling system was once again running perfectly, I don’t ever plan on tackling another repair on my own.