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Furnace Repair

April 18th, 2013 at 04:45 pm

Home repairs that you don't plan are never fun. Turns out our furnace wasn't turning on this morning. It was just 2 degrees lower than where it normally is set. My husband noticed first since he is ultra sensitive to would have taken me hours to notice it wasn't coming on.

We did try to figure out the problem on our own before calling someone. This furnace is very new since we are the first owners of the home. Our first thought was the breaker because we had so much lightening yesterday. But no go there.

In the end we decided to call someone out. Luckily this is a slow time of year for the repair people. He arrived within 30 minutes of my call. We needed a new pressure switch. The switch wasn't allowing the furnace to come on fully for safety reasons. We did get the warranty rate on the part, but with the service call and labor our total cost to have heat running again was $117.

Not terrible, but not where I would prefer to spend $117. I put it on a credit card for the rewards and will pay it off on May 1.

I'm really looking forward to have the heat turned off completely. I think we usually have ours off by mid May at the latest. The way this spring is going with the colder weather, I don't know if that will happen. When do you typically turn your heat off for the season? Is this year typical for you?

5 Responses to “Furnace Repair”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    Thankfully it's April 18 and not January 18.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    We're about with you--usually early to mid-May the furnace can be turned off, but judging by this "spring," it might be later! At least that repair wasn't so bad; it seems you can't get any one out for under$200.

  3. Allee Says:

    As you said, $117 isn't terrible, but not where you want to spend your money. As for us, we have the AC on. It's already hot here in Florida. 90 degrees with 87% humidity. Only 6 months of summer to go! Lol

  4. Xtreme Thunder Says:

    We usually turn heat on October 15 and turn it off April 15, but day time temps have been 55-68 recently with night time temps still at 35-45 degrees F, hence the reason it is still on. I have however turned it down from the normal 68 degrees to 64 degrees.

  5. PNW mom Says:

    Usually turn off end of May or sometime early/mid June....Spring in the NW can be cool.....on the flip side, we usually have an Indian summer and can go a bit later before turning it on in the Fall.

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