When we started up the air conditioner in the Spring, I observed some complications. The air coming from the vents smelled a bit fishy. The air conditioner was particularly putting out less cool air than normal, introducing quite a bit of dust into the lake cabin plus making more noise. I realized that all of these complications were repair related. The air conditioner had sat idle for several straight months. I knew dust plus other debris had accumulated inside the inner workings. I assumed there was an alarming amount of mold growing on the cooling coil plus perhaps even algae thriving in the condensate drainâ€¦ All of these complications are quite actually solved with a quick call to a licensed Heating, Ventilation plus A/C professional. The professional has the typical tools, training plus experience to take the air conditioner apart plus thoroughly wash all components. He regularly tightens electrical connections, lubricates moving parts, verifies the operation of the belts, checks out the temperature control plus makes sure the air filter is wash plus in fantastic shapeâ€¦ My hubby insisted he could handle all of these tasks, but since my hubby is not especially handy, I doubted his abilities. I stupidly assumed that it couldn’t hurt to let him try. He spent several hours dismantling the air conditioner plus cleaning it. When he finally put it back together, he had several parts leftover plus the cooling system refused to start up. Instead of paying for an incostly repair, I ended up investing in a particularly pricey repair. I will never let my hubby tinker with the air conditioner again.