After being laid off last year, money has been more than just a little tight. I often force myself to go without many things that are not needs so that I can make ends meet. When my A/C went out in March, the weather was nice enough that I could get away with not fixing it. I assumed that I could not afford air conditioning repair in Bergen County NJ at the moment, so I put it off. That was a big mistake on my part. It is one thing to put off buying extra clothing you don’t need or a bottle of wine and fancy cheese at the grocery store, but there are some things that you should not skimp on.
I have a lot of windows in my home. I am able to open all of them and get a nice cross breeze going for a good portion of the year. But we do have hot summers where I live, and then you are mostly stuck with a sticky-hot cross breeze. July, August and September can become downright unbearable without A/C, though. I figured I could simply get away with taking at least a few showers throughout the day to cool down, though.
The problem began last month when I came home after work to find that one of my dogs was very lethargic and panting. I immediately knew it was because it was too hot in the house, so I rushed him to the emergency vet. There, my vet told me that my pet was suffering from heat exhaustion. I told him to please do whatever necessary to save my pet. The bill turned out to be $2,000, and I’m extremely lucky that my dog made it through it alive. I called a company immediately to come fix my A/C. I should have had it done earlier that month. The repair bill cost only $200 versus thousands at the vet and almost losing my beloved dog.