Would love to have that gas furnace moment back

I’m generally fairly on top of things around my house.

It’s not a great big house as it’s just my wife and I along with a couple of dogs.

We love this house and have enjoyed renovating it. That’s good because it sure needed a lot of work when we first bought it. But that was a given as we got the place for a rock bottom price because it needed some work. The first thing we replaced was the HVAC equipment. We live in a region where central air conditioning means there’s a gas furnace for the winter. We got the latest in HVAC technology when it comes to the gas furnace. It’s super efficient and has done a pretty wonderful job. However, I could have done a much better job when it came to the HVAC maintenance it needed. We’re now about 7 years into owning this gas furnace. Early this winter, I came home to a cold home which was the first time that had ever happened. If I could do it over, I would like that moment back so I could have called the HVAC company right away. Instead, I decided to take matters into my own hands and see what I could do with the gas furnace. I ended up finding what looked to be a burnt out switch and replaced it with one from the hardware store. Turns out, that switch was not factory authorized as a replacement. It ended up failing which caused the gas furnace to overheat. The HVAC company was able to come out and fix what I had done. But what they couldn’t fix was the fact that I had voided the warranty on my gas furnace because I was dumb enough to think I could repair it.

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