Monday, January 16, 2012

Space Heaters For A Little Longer

Guess what? The HVAC guy went out to my soon-to-be house in the rain and explored the furnace. His diagnosis? Burned up transformer. He asked if I wanted to go ahead and replace it. I said yes because I really wanted the furnace to work. A couple hours went by and I called my realtor. Bad news. The transformer did not help because there were too many other things wrong with it and the repairman said he couldn't get parts for a 35 year old furnace. He wrote up a quote for a $1,500 furnace replacement and moved on the the cooler.

Good news for the cooler. He said that it only needs a $50 replacement valve and it should be fine. Total bill today was $105. Not bad but not what I wanted to hear. I was hoping that he would get the furnace going and then I would buy a home warranty and if the furnace quit then the warranty would pay for it. Oh well. I knew it was a long shot.

Luckily I own 4 space heaters and am accustomed to using them. The listing agent said that he has a verbal agreement from the other 2 banks to make the closing date February 15th. After that I want to get someone to cut down the 2 chinaberry trees before I move in with the dogs since chinaberrys are toxic. By the time I actually move in, there will only be a few more weeks of winter here in AZ. I don't think I will have a problem staying warm. There is also a fireplace although I need to have a chimney sweep come out and clean the chimney. I wonder if that branch that fell in the backyard is dry enough to burn. With all of this tree chopping I have planned I will have plenty of firewood for next year that's for sure.


Anonymous said...

It's too bad about your heater.

Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

Oh yes, just about blue Monday here too I see. Yep, space heater will be fine for a while. Dogs wont mind, I am sure.

Daizy said...

Luckily we don't get much snow in March so I think I will be that dogs produce a lot of heat too!

wheatgerm said...

Im goig to chop trees down next year. Its -30 here