Power outage makes A/C stop working

A massive thunderstorm came through last night and knocked our power out.

  • Since it was late at night I didn’t worry too much about it.

Instead, I just sat up reading my e-reader for about an hour then I went to bed early. A few hours later I was woken up when the power came back on and a light turned on in the house. Not a big deal. I thought I would be able to go right back to sleep. Not! I found that I was tossing and turning a lot but I just could not get comfortable. I felt really warm so I got up again and checked the thermostat. It was set to 70 degrees. However, the thermostat read 74 degrees. I assumed that it was because the power had been out for a few hours. I tried to go back to sleep by telling myself that it would cool down soon. I still couldn’t sleep. Then I noticed that the air conditioner wasn’t even blowing air. It should be if it is trying to cool down the house. I got up again and messed with the thermostat. Still, nothing happened. I knew I wasn’t going to get anymore sleep that night. The temperature in the house kept climbing and it was only 2 hours before my alarm was set to go off. I decided to call in sick to work. I can’t work with only 3 hours of sleep. Besides, I really need to stay home so that the HVAC company can fix the air conditioner. I imagine it is just a blown fuse or something like that. Whatever it is, it needs to be fixed ASAP so I can sleep tonight and go into work tomorrow.


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