Time is money, so they say.
Having time or money is great, but usually you have to trade one for the other.
I tried to save time by fixing my own HVAC unit at my home and quickly learned I lost time and lost money. Not only did I take twice as long as a professional to repair the unit, I had to buy some tools to fix the air conditioner. I should have consulted an expert or called one out to assess my problem before trying to fix it. I further increased the hassle by getting a wire stuck and the unit had to basically be replaced because I messed it up. I had some heating and cooling knowledge but never worked on a unit before. I was a trade service repair man but I didn’t work on air conditioners or heaters. The systems can be complex and use electricity so safety measures have to be followed strictly. A normal HVAC repair should take 4 to 8 hours but for me it took 14 to 16, I basically started it at night and finished fixing the air conditioner the next day. If I wanted to save money and time, I could have found a cheap company nearby to fix the air conditioner and just watched how he fixed it too. The repair man was fast and pointed out a few things I may have done wrong, he was an experienced worker and it took him only 3 hours to fix my air conditioning unit. I’m gonna have a better plan and a better expert next time when my heating and cooling unit breaks.