Today, I get a call from my wife. She tells me that she smells something with a smell like new electronics and was wondering if I had made any new computer or home theater purchases. Regretfully, I had to say no. I then had her turn the computer off - in the event something was messing up with the components in the PC. As I'm driving home, she tells me to check things out when I get home because she still smells the smell. I get home, look in the furnace area and my A/C has the coils all frozen up. The copper pipe that carries the freon is ice crystals on it and the outside coil has ice on it, too. Looks like it's going to be a damn, hot night tonight while I wait for the coils to thaw. Hopefully, thawing things out will allow it to run again - and I'm not looking at a $3K repair bill. However, the unit is now 12.5 years old and I've faithfully maintained it. Thanks for hearing out my rant. Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aam !!!! Update: service tech checked out my system late this afternoon. The fan would only spin at about 10% its normal rate, then stop after 2 minutes. The motor for the fan was quite warm at this point. Since the fan was seizing up, the evaporator coil would just sit there and accumulate frost instead of having the cold air blown through the house. Needless to say, the parts center for the tech was closed, so we can't get a new fan motor until tomorrow and then he'll also install a new capacitor. The price shouldn't be too bad at all. The tech thought the rest of my system was in pretty good shape. Final Update: New fan motor arrived today. The wiring colors changed a bit with this newer motor and the person at the parts depot yesterday didn't tell the tech that 3 brackets were needed to hold the motor into the housing, so this created for one extra night of no A/C. If anyone's familiar with the D.C. area, you'd realize that no A/C is quite painful. The first time the motor was wired up, the fan was not spinning fast enough and the coils started to ice up again. The unit was then wired properly by the tech. Plus, he added a bit more freon (I haven't had any added in 12.5 years) and now the air coming out of the vents is 48F. My final price for this work was: $400. My neighbor with the same exact furnace/A-C had their fan motor replaced two days ago for $800. The company that replaced their motor was the company that was going to come out before I found this other guy to do the work. I just had a better feeling about the guy that did my work, and I saved $400 along the way.