I feel I should be able to repair anything that breaks down in my house. My wife is constantly telling me I need to swallow my pride and let the experts do it. I knew how much it was going to cost to have the furnace repaired. I was positive I would be able to repair the furnace on my own. Even though my wife was insistent on calling the HVAC company, I told her it wasn’t necessary. I grabbed a couple beers and headed to the basement. I wanted to take the furnace apart and see what was wrong. I knew enough about electronics to be able to figure out if there was a broken component. The more I checked, the more beer I drank. I finally got so upset that I threw all of the parts onto the floor and gave up. I told my wife to go ahead and call the HVAC company. I had no idea what I was doing. Two hours later, the HVAC service technician was in the basement and I was right there with him. He kept looking at me oddly as he went through the entire electrical system. He asked me if I had another HVAC tech working on the furnace. I had to admit that I had been trying to find the problem. He started doing more work and an hour later, he said he needed to get a small part from the van. By the time he was done, the furnace was working. He told me that had we called him first, the furnace would not have cost as much to repair because we wouldn’t have needed the new part.
April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021