When you live in a cold region, the furnace is the most important appliance in your home.
It would be difficult to live without a refrigerator, oven, freezer, or washing machine, but it’s impossible to live without heat.
Our cold season lasts eight months out of the year. The other four months are still extremely cold. We are only 200 miles away from the arctic circle. Six months out of the year, it’s dark all day. Last winter season, my wife and I had trouble with the furnace. We called the heating company as soon as we realized there was a problem. It can often take several days to schedule an appointment with the heating company, so my wife and I were not surprised that we had to wait until the following week. Every day that we waited for service, the problems became worse and worse. When the heating company technician finally arrived at our home to look at the furnace, the temperatures inside of our home were in the 60 degree range. We barely had any warm air coming out of the vents. The heating company service professional gave my wife and I the worst news. We needed a brand new furnace. Unfortunately, my wife and I did not have the money to pay for the new furnace. Thankfully, we found a company that would give us a loan for the new heating equipment. Our payments are $50 each month for the next three years. The interest rate is high, but at least my wife and I don’t have to worry about freezing to death in the middle of October.