I always try to save money on things whenever it’s possible.
- I guess most people are like that, but I’m pretty thrifty for the most part.
A couple of months ago when the weather was cooling down, I noticed that there was something wrong with my furnace. It just wasn’t heating the house the way that it should have been doing. I did some detective work on it and figured out what the problem was, which was just a switch that wasn’t working correctly. I happened to have the correct kind of switch at my house. I’m always ending up with random parts for different things at my house because my dad is a general contractor and he brings me boxes of things from previous jobs to store in my garage. Once in a while, I find something that I can use, like this switch for my furnace. Anyway, I decided that since it was an easy fix and I knew how to do it myself, I would go ahead and fix it. After all, it was cold outside and the temperatures were supposed to get to below freezing overnight. I didn’t want to have to make an appointment with the HVAC company for something as simple as changing out this switch in the furnace. I did the repair and everything was fine for a couple of months. Then something else went wrong with the furnace and I actually did have to make an appointment this time. That’s when I found out that I had inadvertently voided the warranty on my electric furnace by changing out the switch myself!