Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016
Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Full of Hot Air - Tues., Aug. 2, 2016

And I'm not talking about politicians. Monday evening our air conditioner started making very strange noises. I was home by myself as Bob was working late. We have two AC units and our optional AC started clicking. Then it sounded like it was trying to go on, but just couldn't quite get there. It sounded so bad, I called Bob and asked him to come home to see if he could do anything. I had already turned off both thermostats. Even though the thermostats were off, the AC was still trying to come on. I was afraid the thing was going to start a fire.

My neighbors were outside, so I asked Charley if he knew anything about ACs. He didn't really, but came over to see if there was anything he could do. He asked me where the breakers were and I showed him. He took off the panel and turned off both breakers. I thanked him profusely and called Bob to let him know what the neighbor did, and to let him know he didn't need to rush home. I called an RV repair man to see if he could come over on Tuesday. He was closed for the night, so I left a message.

Sunny looking like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland
It was 98 degrees outside. Inside, the temperature was 86 and climbing. I turned on our three box fans. The temperature still climbed to 94 degrees inside. It was like a sauna.

When the sun went down and it was cooler outside than inside, I opened the door and all the windows. The temperature went back down to about 88 degrees. By morning, it was 82 inside.

At 8 a.m. I called the repairman. He was not available in the morning as he had to install a cooling unit somewhere else. He thought he would be available in the afternoon. When I explained the problem to him, and told him that even though both breakers were off the one unit was still clicking, he said it was the relay box. I told him I had appointments and wouldn't be home until 1 p.m. He said that was fine because he wouldn't be here by then.

When I returned home from my appointments around 1:30 p.m., it was 92 degrees INSIDE. When I hadn't heard from our repairman (Allen) by 3 p.m., I called to find out his status. It was 96 degrees inside even with all the fans running. Bowie was panting. Allen said he would be out after he fed his dog.

He arrived about 4 p.m. and thankfully had our exact relay box and a new thermostat to go with it. Both items were installed in an hour and we had air conditioning again!! Total cost: $237. We're happy, cool campers again!

8 comments:

  1. Glad you got it fixed! Sorry you had to go so long without ac, it's absolutely miserable.

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    1. We all survived. I can't imagine what life in South Texas was like before AC!

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  2. At least he didn't try and sell you a whole new unit,

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    1. The RV repair people licensed to come into our park are very good. Especially Allen from San Antonio RV Repair. He knows his stuff and charges a fair price.

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  3. UGH...that sounds miserable. Our air went out a few weeks ago and I am so empathetic. I am glad it didn't go into a 2nd night of no air conditioning.

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    1. I had a free indoor sauna for a whole day! My skin is so nice now. Ha ha.

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    2. How nice of you to be "looking on the bright side". Haha Just think what a spa day might of cost. Oh wait...maybe it would be around $237.

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  4. Just think Kerry and Obama want to take away our air conditioning

    Behind in reading Escapees magazine, just read your article, good job.

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