Friday, February 27, 2009
Ok....story time once again. So our furnace has been out for 3 1/2 weeks. We called a repair person who came out and looked at it and did some troubleshooting. He said we needed a new furnace. We figured as much since it has broken half a dozen times in the last year. So we had him order one. After a bunch of confusion and what not, the man and a helper came and installed the new furnace. They were pretty quick...only two days. When I got home from work last night it felt great in the house. I didn't even need to keep my coat on. When I felt the vent for the heat coming out, there wasn't any. I thought that it was weird because the house was warm. I did some more checking and I discovered what was going on. So.....for all of you out there like me who don't know a lot about this kind of stuff, there are two types of vents that SHOULD be in each room; vent (blows into the room) and intake (that returns the air to the furnace from the room). Well....the warm/hot air was coming in through the intake vents. YUP....our furnace is running backwards! It sucks air in where it should be blowing it out and blows it out where it should suck it in. Usually I would not care, as long as the house stays warm....which it does. However, two of our rooms do not have intake spots, only vents. So in the current situation, two rooms....the only bathroom and the playroom/Isaiah's bedroom are still without heat. The guy is coming back Monday to fix it. So until then we will supplement with space heaters.....AGAIN! Maybe this next time, the air will come out of our phone.