I was having a lot of problems with the furnace in my house and I went to the hardware store to find some parts to fix the issue.
I was certain that the flame sensor was the problem, but I replaced it and I was still having problems getting the furnace to light.
I came out of the hardware store with a bag of supplies and Iwas ready to tackle the problem a second time. The flashy green writing on the side of a white van caught my eye. The van belonged to a heating and AC repair company. The van was sitting there like a giant advertisement for help. I didn’t think it would hurt to contact the number on the side of the van to see how much the company charged for a troubleshooting call. When I told the person on the phone that I saw their company van at the hardware store, I found out that I was talking to the driver of that vehicle. Each heating and AC repair technician has their individual phone number on the side of the contractor vehicle. The guy came outside and talked to me for a few minutes. He offered me a couple of free troubleshooting tips and he gave me his card just in case I still needed help. I went home determined to fix the furnace on my own, but I still couldn’t remedy the problem without help. I called the guy from the hardware store and scheduled a service appointment for the next morning. It was time for a professional to end my suffering.