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on a house I hate. The heater was broken, the heat exchanger was cracked, I saw video, so the guy turned it off, because that puts Carbon Oxide into the air, which is bad. Not enough to set off the detector, but enough to cause headaches.

Sigh.

So, we had the first guy out, the only good news was he said, "hey, this won't break the bank, and we are starving for business."

I have two more companies with good ratings on Angie's list coming out on Monday. Nice of them to work on a holiday. At least, nice for me.

We are not only going to replace the furnace, but the ancient ac as well. The first guy said they would pull and replace the ducts, as opposed to putting in new ones.

I just hate this. I mean really and truly hate it.

Date: 2012-02-18 11:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] septentrion
How frustrating it must be!

Date: 2012-02-17 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-mcgonagall-65.livejournal.com
Sigh indeed. Sometimes I wonder if home ownership is really worth it.

Date: 2012-02-18 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueartemis07.livejournal.com
Speaking to other people, the range goes from $8500 to $13000, which is actually the range of my three tier estimate from the first place.

I have two other places coming out on Monday.

There goes the savings. Oh, well. I thought the air was going to go last summer, so we got another season out of it.

Date: 2012-02-17 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roseofthewest.livejournal.com
Oh, snap. It stinks to have to put that much money into the house.

I hated having to do that, too, but I have to say I loved the immediately lower power bills that came from a significantly more efficient system.

Date: 2012-02-18 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueartemis07.livejournal.com
Yeah, as things start dying, we are getting that. My ancient refrigerator, which was about 45 years old, and would make the power dim when it started up died 3 years ago, and that got replaced, and the new energy saver saved us about $15-20 a month.

I still have to get the pool done, I'm not looking forward to that. My savings is going extinct on this house this year.

Date: 2012-02-18 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roseofthewest.livejournal.com
We think our previous HVAC system was installed sometime in the 40's. Our guy's 70-something year old dad came along to help as they redid everything and seemed to recall installing it when he was just a kid.

Date: 2012-02-18 02:41 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-18 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tudorpot.livejournal.com
Not sure you need your ductwork changing as a whole. You might need a new Plenum - brother is an HVAC guy, that's how I know. A new furnace is good selling feature and it saves you $$. Not as fun as new shoes, but what is?

Date: 2012-02-18 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueartemis07.livejournal.com
my ducts are also about 35-40 years old, and I doubt they seal well anymore. The new furnace and AC will be a good thing. I'm just looking at dwindling savings.

Date: 2012-02-18 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhlane.livejournal.com
Boo to spending money on the house. Still, it is a good investment and will increase your asking price should you decide to sell. I know this because I have been home sick for three days and have therefore become an expert on selling houses due to watching so many ludicrous DIY shows. (((Blue)))

Date: 2012-02-18 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueartemis07.livejournal.com
I know, I know, but the pool got drained and needs resurfacing this year (hasn't been done in about 30 years), etc. Everything was fine on the surface when we moved in. 8 years later, all of it is showing its age.

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