So a couple weeks ago I had routine AC maintenance done on the house. During that work it was brought to my attention that the blower in my air handler was covered in mold. I am sure it is related to when the overflow kill switch was defective, allowing water to puddle in the bottom of the system last year. So anyway, it was recommended that the blower is pulled, completely disassembled, and cleaned thoroughly. They also mentioned that a UV light kit could prevent this scenario from happening in the future as it blasts the entire air handler with UV light which kills microorganisms like mold. The idea of mold existing in my AC system made the decision easy, even though it wouldn’t be cheap.
The work was done today so I just took the day off, giving me an odd 1-3 work week. The tech showed me the inside of the blower assembly before it was cleaned, it was totally black. To think that shit was getting circulated in the system is pretty gross and potentially hazardous to your health. They also showed me the same parts after the cleaning and it was night and day. In total the work took about two hours and even though I am out about $700 I feel better knowing my HVAC system is not a petri dish any longer.
After the tech left I loaded Sadie and Elsa up in the Prius to take Sadie home and return Ali’s computer to her which I finally got working again. Ali’s boyfriends dogs were excited for the unexpected visit. Elsa was scared, submissive, and excited all at the same time, it was very funny to watch. All four of them slept up in Ali’s office as I completed the work, it was very cute.
I plan to veg out most of the rest of the day, an appropriate course of action since we are mired in a several day rain event. I started leveling a new character in WoW so that can keep me entertained for as long as I need.