Problems with the heat exchanger cannot be fixed
He suggested that we buy a brand new gas furnace, since ours was already more than a decade old
My wife and I have an old gas furnace that is almost 15 years old. I remember when we purchased the gas furnace. It was the middle of a cold winter season, and my wife and I thought we ran out of fuel. It started to get very cold in the middle of the night and my first thought was that the pilot light went out. Unfortunately, pilot light was not the problem. After carefully checking through the furnace, I felt that the problem was an issue with the heat exchanger. This was not an issue that I can fix at home, and I knew that I would have to contact the heating repair company. When we woke up in the morning, my wife called the heating company to request an appointment time. Luckily, they had an appointment for the same day. My wife and I had to wait until the afternoon to see the heating repair guy. He investigated the problem for several minutes before he came to tell us that the heat exchanger could not be fixed. He suggested that we buy a brand new gas furnace, since ours was already more than a decade old. Now we have another furnace that is just as old and it is starting to have problems. We have had a gas furnace for almost three decades and it might be time to pick something different. I might choose an electric furnace this time, so my wife and I don’t have to worry about running out of gas in the middle of the cold winter season.