Last month, my wife and I had some issues with our furnace.
We ended up paying a pretty substantial furnace repair bill. We called for an emergency service in the middle of the night, and we had to replace an expensive part for the furnace. By the time everything added up, our total was almost $450. My wife and I didn’t anticipate spending that kind of money before Christmas, and it really put a damper on our holiday plans. Instead of staying in a hotel, we ended up staying with my family. It was still a nice holiday, but my wife and I didn’t have any privacy. We had to listen to my sister and her husband argue all night long. I barely slept a wink, and I was happy to finally go home. I complained about the $450 furnace repair bill for a month or two, and then I snuck a peek at my company HVAC repair bill. I work in the accounting department, and I am in charge of all of the accounts payable. When I saw a bill for the HVAC repair company, I almost fell out of my chair. All of this time, I was complaining about spending $450 to repair the furnace. The repair bill from the commercial HVAC repair company was almost five times my bill. I read through the invoice, and I realized this bill was for a quarterly service appointment, tune up, and three new belts. Seeing the expensive commercial HVAC repair company bill made me thankful for my tiny repair bill. I never complained about my repair prices again.