I’m certainly not above cutting corners if I can save a bit of currency. Now that doesn’t mean that I’m willing to compromise my ethics or do anything remotely against the law. Saving currency is simply not worth that. Yet, the fact that this pandemic is upending my life, I am on the lookout for ways to reduce costs. Working from the house in cooling comfort all warm season has been okay. But, I would much prefer to be going about business as usual, before the pandemic. Who knows, once this thing passes and all of us can venture outside the security of our heating and A/C controlled homes, it might even feel normal again. But honestly, with the way things are going, I’m not counting on it. In fact, I surprised myself the other afternoon. The cooling system was not feeling at all right so I called the heating & cooling company we deal with. They sent out an HVAC professional who then proceeded to deliver me some ugly news. The A/C would need a rather expensive replacement part. My HVAC unit is not old but it’s old enough not to have that specific part under warranty. For a minute, I thought that I might get someone else to try and upgrade the heating and A/C part. It was a stunning revelation to me that I would even consider that option. With what I spent on this heating and A/C equipment initially, why would I ever put it in any other hands than the pros? Quickly, I came back to my senses and asked that the HVAC professional simply schedule the HVAC repair service as soon as possible.