Staying with a friend and breaking their HVAC

Last week, due to a late-night at a friends house, my wife and I had to stay the night.

  • My friend had to leave early in the morning to go to work, so he told us to make ourselves at home.

All they asked was that my wife and I locked the door whenever we decided to leave! We had stayed the night before at a friends house, so this was completely normal for us, but it was the middle of summer, so right before we decided to go to bed, we adjust the window air conditioner device in his house. They had an older house, and they did not want to pay to have an HVAC professional install a central air conditioner. Window air conditioners were cheap, and they had an air conditioner in the living rooms and the kitchen, which made these areas of the house really comfortable. The air conditioner helped us sleep well, and my friend was gone when we woke up the next day. I walked over to the window to turn the air conditioner off when I saw that there was a gap between the edge of the window and the air conditioner. I figured that this couldn’t be great for rain or trapping the cold air in, so I tried to hold the air conditioner while closing the window. Unfortunately, when I did, I turned over the air conditioner out of the window and onto the ground outside. I heard a loud crash, and I ran outside to check the air conditioner. The HVAC device was completely broken, and it was all my fault! Now, I am going to have to buy a new air conditioner for my friend.

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