UPDATE: On Saturday July 10th, the repairman, who works for the home warranty company, installed a amp booster on the Carrier HVAC compressor,to help it start. He said the compressor was starting and running ok and would cost $700 to replace. The booster appeared to work so we left for a 3 day vacation. Last night when we got back, the home was 92degrees and the circuit breaker had tripped and the heater fan was blowing hot air. I turned off the termostat, waited to the fan to stop, reset the circuit breaker, and restarted the HVAC. The repairman will be here today.