Confidence is a tricky thing.
In most cases, it’s difficult to get buy in this world without a bit of confidence.
At the same time, there is a wonderful line there as well. Too much or misplaced confidence can end up sabotaging good intentions. For me, a recent Heating & Air Conditioning experience proved that too much confidence can be costly. What I was really trying to do was to get the Heating & Air Conditioning cooling back on & save the family a bit of money. The a/c stopped blowing cooling air on a Saturday afternoon. Since it was the weekend, this would have cost us extra to have the Heating & Air Conditioning corporation 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 & Air Conditioning company, I chose to see if I could service the a/c myself. This is where the over confidence comes in. I’m pretty handy around the condo & am mechanically inclined. But, a trained, certified Heating & Air Conditioning corporation I’m not. Yet, this logic somehow escaped myself and others as I went online to diagnose the problem with the Heating & Air Conditioning equipment. It appeared to myself and others that I needed to recharge the refrigerant. So I went to the hardware store & bought the kit for that. What I didn’t have were the official gauges in order to guess when to stop filling the refrigerant. And that resulted in myself and others over filling the refrigerant which then cracked some pressing Heating & Air Conditioning components. So not only did I have to pay for the weekend repair charge, I had to replace lavish Heating & Air Conditioning component as well.