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Do you remember a year ago, when our furnace stopped working after 21 years? Eek!
avatar January 12, 2019 07:06AM
And of course in the middle of a cold spell, when it was really, really cold!! Repair would exceed the value of the heater which was close to EOL anyway. Problem was to put a new furnace in, we had to wait until the people doing it, had time (of course it was super busy!), so we had to wait for almost a week with only a few electric heaters in the living room (a little blower and a infra-red plate, which actually made it liveable in the living room. For warm showers, we could go to our Gym which is only 3 minutes by bicycle anyway. We were glad to get a modern € 1400 furnace without pilot light but electric ignition the next Saturday, half the size of our old one and delivering hot water much quicker as a bonus.

This year our &&^#%^&&%# government thought it's a good idea for diminishing CO2 to stop gas heating and go for electric heating! For the people to invest a 1000 billion to get a 0,00007 % decrease on a world scale... Crazy (The US, China, Russia, India don't do anything, Spain, France and Italy are actually extending their natural gas infrastructure as it is a clean way of heating...

So many hobbies, so little money...

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2019 07:07AM by James T. Kirk©.
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Off Topic A cautionary tale of boldly doing DIY furnace repair. Sad BF Hammer 190 January 09, 2019 05:32PM
Do you remember a year ago, when our furnace stopped working after 21 years? Eek! James T. Kirk© 82 January 12, 2019 07:06AM
That sounds good, sort of ............ Robmks 73 January 12, 2019 07:58AM
Re: lso what would be the cost difference between gas/electric be for the Winter season be? James T. Kirk© 78 January 12, 2019 01:45PM
That is a heat pump. By far the most common way to heat electrically is with radiant baseboard units. BF Hammer 79 January 12, 2019 02:27PM
Re: Trace that electrical power back to the source, and you will mostly find coal being burned to create it. James T. Kirk© 76 January 13, 2019 04:42AM
Yeah but what watch was the repairman wearing? Laughing Seriously I'm glad it ended well. It's scary when the scent of gas is in the air. (n/t) Dave P 82 January 11, 2019 07:30PM
Based on the bill, it could not have been anything less than a Grand Seiko SpringDrive. Laughing (n/t) BF Hammer 81 January 11, 2019 07:42PM
Yikes, glad it worked out. Makes me feel better I have old fashioned oil/steam heat. Cheers! (n/t) Robmks 134 January 09, 2019 07:23PM
That's a very northeastern part of the country way of doing things. Natural gas and propane rules the middle of the country. Smile (n/t) BF Hammer 121 January 09, 2019 07:49PM
Glad nothing worse happened. And now you're nice and warm. And safe! Smile (n/t) Zeb 83 January 09, 2019 06:52PM
Warm, yes. Nice? Debateable. Poorer? Definitely! Laughing (n/t) BF Hammer 130 January 09, 2019 07:45PM
Glad you didn't have an explosion or frozen pipes. You're right, even if you had a pro do the thermocouple, you still... Mike D 131 January 09, 2019 06:32PM
I don't fear electricity either...if I have personally disconnected the power. Wink BF Hammer 127 January 09, 2019 07:43PM
Good point - if I had formal education, I'd probably be cool with it. (n/t) Mike D 128 January 09, 2019 08:44PM

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