I have been dealing with car troubles over the past few months.
It started with a cracked radiator that kept leaking antifreeze until the temperature gauge on the car would climb.
The engine started to smoke and I had to pull off onto the side of the interstate. I was lucky that I got the engine off before anything was permanently damaged. Even after getting a new radiator, my car problems were far from over. I had to get a new catalytic converter installed after the old one started to fail and choke out the car’s exhaust. It had the effect of putting resistance on the engine as you’d try to accelerate, which at the time had me thinking I had a faulty transmission. A catalytic converter is a fraction of the cost of a transmission, so I was happy that solved my consistent engine issues. My air conditioner was giving me similar trouble recently. The strength of the air current leaving the ceiling vents was getting worse. Aside from the air conditioner struggling to keep up, the air wasn’t feeling cool and dry. I started to worry and think of every worst case scenario that my mind could come up with. Thankfully, it was something as stupid and trivial as having a clogged filter in the air conditioner. There was so much dust in the old filter that it was suffocating the entire HVAC system. My air conditioner performance went from zero to 100 in minutes after I put in a new filter and turned the system back on. I’m thankful that a $15 air filter fixed my problems so I’m not looking at a $150 repair bill on something serious.