My husband and I were talking about how badly the furnace had been working lately.
Even before we called the HVAC company, we had already made a decision.
If we were told we needed a new furnace, we were going to switch over to ductless HVAC. We were tired of having unsightly ductwork hanging in the basement. Every time we went down there, someone hit their head on the ductwork. Less than a month ago, a friend of ours needed sixteen stitches because of how badly he had gashed his head on the ductwork. I wanted it gone, and so did my husband. All we needed was a hint that we needed a new furnace, and we were ready to pounce. The poor HVAC technician wouldn’t know what was coming at him, we would be talking about ductless HVAC so quickly. I was disappointed when the HVAC technician told us the furnace was fine, and all he could find was a clogged air filter. Had we waited much longer without changing the air filter, we would have needed a new furnace. We would have caused the furnace to overheat and it could have cracked the heat exchanger. I looked at my husband, trying to see if he hadn’t changed the air filter on purpose, but I couldn’t read the expression on his face. We were eating dinner, when he apologized. He guessed it was wrong to pray for a broken furnace. He really wanted to get a new ductless HVAC system. I told him that all he had to do was say so, and we would have ordered it and had the furnace removed.