Confidence is a tricky thing.
In most cases, it’s difficult to get buy in this world separate from a bit of confidence.
At the same time, there is a fantastic line there as well. Too much or misplaced confidence can end up sabotaging good intentions. For me, a recent Heating, Ventilation and A/C experience proved that too much confidence can be costly. What I was really trying to do was to get the Heating, Ventilation and A/C cooling back on and save the family a bit of cash. The air conditioner stopped blowing cooling air on a Monday afternoon. Since it was the weekend, this would have cost us extra to have the Heating, Ventilation and A/C worker come out. And of course, I don’t want to spend a dime that I don’t have to spend. So instead of calling the Heating, Ventilation and A/C corporation, I chose to see if I could fix the air conditioner myself. This is where the over confidence comes in. I’m pretty handy around the house and am mechanically inclined. But, a trained, certified Heating, Ventilation and A/C worker I’m not. Yet, this logic somehow escaped myself and others as I went online to diagnose the problem with the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment. It appeared to myself and others that I needed to recharge the refrigerant. So I went to the hardware store and bought the kit for that. What I didn’t have were the proper gauges in order to believe when to stop filling the refrigerant. And that resulted in myself and others over filling the refrigerant which then cracked some important Heating, Ventilation and A/C components. So not only did I have to pay for the weekend service charge, I had to upgrade expensive Heating, Ventilation and A/C device as well.