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It was time to replace the old furnace at grandma’s home

My grandma Rita was getting too old to be on her own.

  • Unfortunately, she was too stubborn to come live with us so all we could do was ensure she was comfortable at home.

Fortunately she was in perfect health and was still physically strong despite her advanced age. However, lately she had been complaining of too much cold especially at night. This was a bit strange since it was not yet winter although the weather was a bit more chilly than usual. What’s more, granny always had her furnace on whether it was winter or not. She could not withstand any cold and would rather pay higher energy bills than compromise her comfort. I had my HVAC contractor visit her home that weekend since I was around. My HVAC tech was good with a furnace and heating unit so I knew we would be getting a solution. After about an hour of inspecting the entire heating and cooling unit, the HVAC professional advised us on the new HVAC installation. He was even surprised at how the unit still worked yet it seemed to be more than 3 decades old.His analysis showed that the furnace components were rusting and would be a potential risk if these signs were ignored. The uneven heating and the different sounds produced by the furnace were a major indicator that it was time to get a new heater. My husband and I went to the HVAC business center in town to shop for a modern HVAC unit for grandma’s house. We had to stay with her for a few weeks as the HVAC company worked on changing everything about the heating and cooling unit in grandma’s house. This was the least we could do for her after all her sacrifice.

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