Add another skill to our list. Our house a/c has been broken since the fall. We scheduled an appointment to have it fixed last month, but the guy never showed up.
Annoyed, I did a little research and found that the problem was probably a capacitor that needed to be replaced, which we've had done in the past. Further research showed that this was a pretty easy thing to do. So I bought a capacitor on Amazon and Brian replaced it and the a/c is running again! And, he didn't charge for labor, so we'll call it a win.