Last week I returned home from a two day long fishing adventure and was welcomed with quite a surprise. The heating and cooling system in my apartment was showing no signs of life at all. I was super confused because it wasn’t even all that old. I decided to call the local HVAC company to come and take a look, and they said they would be out in around four hours. That’s a long time to go without any air conditioning in my opinion, so I decided to try and take matters into my own hands. I started messing around with the inner workings of the heating and cooling system in the hopes of getting it to turn back on. Looking back, I really should have waited for the HVAC repairman to come and help, because I had no clue what wires I was messing with. After messing around for a while, I must have hit the wrong wire and the entire A/C unit began making popping noises and was shooting out sparks for at least a minute or two. That was when I finally made the decision to stop and wait. When the repairman finally got to my house later that evening, he had some really bad news. The heating and cooling unit was completely fried on the inside. Apparently it would have been an easy fix if I would have just left it alone. Unfortunately, my know it all attitude is going to cost me thousands and thousands of dollars in air conditioning replacement costs.