I like to work on stuff around the house.
Even my old truck is simple enough for me to tinker with. I like to think of myself as somewhat handy and it has saved some money over the years. My old man taught me to never be afraid of trying to figure out a repair. He and I spent a lot of time together working on stuff around our home. But now, I can’t hardly even find the oil dipstick on my wife’s car. I don’t do repairs on her car. And, I don’t get into HVAC repair either. It’s really important to know your limits when it comes to working on stuff. Actually, it’s the difference in saving a few bucks on a home repair and costing yourself a whole lot of money by trying something like an HVAC repair. I saw this up close not too long ago. A buddy of mine called me one Saturday morning frantically asking me to come over and help him with his HVAC. I told him that while I understood the basics of how HVAC worked, I was not anywhere near confident to repair and HVAC. Well, it turns out he got in over his head by trying to solve an HVAC problem. He wouldn’t have even tried but, his wife was out of town so he thought he’d go for it. Once I got over there, I saw what can only be described as a big, big mistake. There were pieces of HVAC strewn across the garage from the air handler unit. I told him to just stop and handed him the phone to call the pros at the HVAC place.