I can only imagine what that cost me, however plus, my neglect of the oil furnace had caused enough damage to the numerous parts, it wasn’t worth fixing.
I didn’t used to be conscientious about keeping up with oil furnace repairâ€¦ I’d forget to replace air filters and go numerous years without scheduling professional service. For the most part, the oil furnace was entirely reliable, as long as it continued to operate, I didn’t pay it much attention, and the oil furnace was about 8 years old when it quit while all of us were in the middle of the night. It happened toward the end of January, while all of us were in a particularly nasty blizzard, but because the outside temperature was down to disadvantage twenty-five degrees, all of us couldn’t go without heat until afternoon. I had problems about the water pipes cold, bursting and causing expansive damage. I had no chance however to call for emergency overtime repairs. The extra fees involved were significant, and when the worker accessed the inner workings of the oil furnace, she found a considerable accumulation of dust and other debris on the components; She said that this buildup had diminished airflow and forced the oil furnace to run more often and for longer cycles. She explained that it was much harder for the oil furnace to meet the demands of the thermostat, and that it entirely was required to use more energy, however my heating bills were far higher than necessary for weeks or even years. I can only imagine what that cost me, however plus, my neglect of the oil furnace had caused enough damage to the numerous parts, it wasn’t worth fixing. I should have been able to get another five or numerous years out of the system. Instead, I ended up paying to have a brand new oil furnace installed. I have been diligent about seasonal repair and filter fluctuations for the new heating unit.