Nothing is more annoying and frustrating than heating equipment that fails to work in the middle of bad weather.
- There was a winter when the heater broke down five days before our engagement party in our home.
When I called the heating business and explained my situation, they responded quickly, which I was grateful for. That morning was jinxed because I almost lost my ring loading the washer apart from the HVAC malfunctioning. It fell and rolled to God-knows-where, and I spent a frustrating two hours trying to find it. The HVAC professional gave me even more bad news because he told me that no amount of repair could fix the mess that was my heating device. We had to use the fireplace, which only warmed the living room. I tried my best to keep up with heater maintenance, but that unit was so old Nelson Mandela must have been learning the alphabet when they installed it. I was planning on replacing it with an electric heater, but that was in three months to come. I told the heating technician about our idea, and he examined the house, did some calculations, and gave me the amount of money needed for the entire process. We had to tap into some of the money in our emergency fund to top up on what we had saved for the electric heat pump. Lucky for us, we had a wireless thermostat and functioning ductwork in excellent condition because, at the time, we could not have afforded to cater for all that. We made the final arrangements with the HVAC supplier, and they delivered the equipment, including a HEPA filter. On the eve of the party, the HVAC serviceman installed the electric heating system.