Worse than we thought, but better than it could have been.
A few days ago, our area had some pretty intense lightning. And then a couple of days of cool weather, where the AC wasn't running.
Yesterday, it got hot, and yesterday we noticed the AC wasn't working. This morning, we had the AC guy out...and then the electric guy...and then the AC guy again. Turns out, the lightning had caused a surge that didn't just blow the breaker on the actual unit--it blew the electrical component of the compressor, and blew the compressor lose from the rest of it.
Thank God the thing is still under warranty. The labor is going to cost, and if it hadn't been under warranty, adding parts to it would have made it cost out the ass. As in, it would have cost almost a third of the initial unit cost.
So. The thing will be fixed tomorrow while I'm at work, since it's all outdoors work and they don't need us here for that. And Odysseus will hand over the check as soon as he gets home with the pixie, right about the projected finish time.
And...wow. Lightning. Wow. Blew the compressor off. Kinda some scary stuff.
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