According to the cooling technician, this is more common than I had previously realized, and he will need to replace the section of ductwork and clean it out.
I was sitting in my living room, sweating like a pig in the middle of summer, when the thought occurred to me that perhaps it was time to have my air conditioning system serviced. I decided to call an HVAC tech after realizing that my air conditioning system required expert attention. When the HVAC expert finally showed up, he looked like he’d been working hard all day. He was sweating and appeared to be exhausted. As usual, I tried to keep myself cool while the HVAC tech was thereby turning on the fan and eating a popsicle. My basement door slammed, and I looked up to see the HVAC technician leave. A short while later, he stumbled over to me, covered in dust and spider webs. The HVAC tech told me that something had chewed through some of the ductwork and that this was likely the cause of the malfunction. The idea of something getting into my home’s ventilation system made me nervous. According to the cooling technician, this is more common than I had previously realized, and he will need to replace the section of ductwork and clean it out. He returned to his work, and a short while later, he came back to me smiling and said everything should be fine now. The VHAC tech turned on the air conditioner, and it was wonderful to have cool air again. I no longer thought about what got into my ventilation system. I was just excited that now I can enjoy cool air again and stop eating popsicles to try and keep me cool.