I would never have attempted to repair my air conditioner by myself if I had known better. Although I own an extensive choice of tools and am quite hassle-free, I have no experience with air conditioning. I am capable of changing the oil in my car, replacing windows and installing drywall. I have successfully repaired my own vacuum cleaner and installed a fresh water heater. After some research online, I realized that my cooling system has a whole bunch of moving parts. There’s basically a motor, coils, compressor and evaporator. It didn’t seem all that difficult to take it apart, diagnose the problem, and put everything back together again. Unfortunately, the project turned out to get far more complex. I had substantial trouble just accessing the intrinsic workings, and I definitely did some damage. I discovered that fan blades are very easily bent and also removing a fan belt is a lot easier than putting it back on. I found a whole bunch of dust, mold and slimy green algae inside air conditioner, but I wasn’t certain that this caused the issue. Once I cleaned most of the components, I knew that there was no way I’d be capable of getting it back together and running again. I ended up calling an area HVAC contractor to help me out. The guy was nice to me, but was definitely aggravated as a result of my efforts. He told me that the repair was going to cost more because there was a multitude of damaged parts that must be replaced. Most likely, the initial malfunction was simply the end result of the dust and mold and happens to be easily taken care of.