I entirely wanted to maintain the Heating and A/C system at my house myself when it tore up last month.
I am on a mission to get out of debt and paying for a luxurious furnace maintenance is not a nice way to help with that, that’s for sure! If it had happened a month later, I actually would have just let it go and not repaired the boiler until next fall.
However, around here, the weather does not even start heating up until the end of April. I knew that there was no way that I would be able to live without a good furnace until then because I still had about five solid weeks to go before the hot temperatures started creeping in. I noticed that the boiler wasn’t laboring officially one day when I woke up and I could basically see my breath in the house. It was so chilly that I finally ended up turning on the electric space heating system that I keep for emergencies in the home office while I got ready for work. I never use that thing, but it’s a nice thing that I had it that afternoon. The temperature was in the 50s that afternoon, and with the wind chill in our area, it felt a whole lot colder than that! Anyway, I figured out later that the boiler was on the fritz and as taxing as I tried to maintain the issue myself, I could not figure it out. I finally called to make an appointment with my local heating and cooling corp because it just had to be done.