Twas the Month before Christmas, when down in the basement, there arose such a clatter. I sprang down the steps to see what was the matter. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a broken down furnace making such noise. Upon closer inspection, it appeared to be kicking air back out through its motor.
The next day we called the company that had inspected it when we first moved in. During the summer when we moved in, they gave us a quote for replacement if we got the work done during the off season, which of course, no one does the work when they don’t need it. We thought maybe we could just have something fixed, but the cost to fix it was about a third of the replacement cost with no guarantee some other part of it wouldn’t fall apart. So we had to get a new furnace.
We knew when we bought the house that the mechanicals might need to be replaced. A servicing sticker on the side of the service indicated that it was last serviced in 2007, before the last owners moved in. And the servicing dates went back to 1977. I think it might even have been installed before then. It had a good run. Read more