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Have you turned on your furnace yet?  Do you need a furnace? I gave up and turned mine on a couple days ago.
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Re: Your furnace?

posted at 2/13/2011 9:00 AM EST
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Be sure to have your furnace and air conditioning serviced twice a year - Spring and Fall.  This helps to allow these units to operate  at their most efficient levels.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 7:25 AM EST
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The furnace is on since it's in the low 40's.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 7:48 AM EST
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Looks like the furnace is off for the season. Just got the power bill and it was such a relief. Only $80.  Can go out for dinner now and celebrate making it through another winter.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 8:05 AM EST
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I wish I could say that John .... My furnace has a long way to go before spring.
Then I turn on the air conditioning.
Won't you be using ac all summer?  Here heat costs more than ac.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 8:28 AM EST
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Here in wy you turn it on and it stays on till the middle of may doesn't warm up very fast we don;t have much spring.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 8:37 AM EST
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my furnace is propane and when the light comes on their is let me know that it is getting low.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 9:14 AM EST
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AHHH my furnace is off but not by choice.  the boiler cracked and I really don't want to spend the 2500 to 4000 that has been estimated.  The house I am in is a tear down and with my husband health declining I want to move to a house that is closer to our daughter and is a ranch.  Just so happens one in her neighborhood came on the market that fits the criteria that I have.
So we usually start turning the thermostat down this time of year but not this much! I figure if it gets real cold I can turn the boiler back on but have to watch it so the water does not put out he flames leaving gas coming into the house. No worried that much about it since I think the boiler has been leaking for a while.
So keep fingers crossed that temps don't go down much and God willing everything falls into place with the house we are going to look at this weekend.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 9:44 AM EST
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Looking forward to not having to use the heat. We have propane and it is so expensive

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 11:58 AM EST
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WOW are Gas bill just came in and I think I'm going to have to take out a loan to pay it!

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 12:59 PM EST
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Elsa - my last electric bill made me turn down my furnace. 
If it keep going up I'm going to have to stop showering !!!  *joke*

Which reminds me ..... last summer, so very hot, I took cookies to some kids.  And adult asked me how/why I baked
so much during the summer when the oven made my ac work so much harder and longer.
I had not really thought about that.  Now I do!!
Today I'm baking up a storm and turned down the thermostat.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 1:41 PM EST
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well its march 10 and my heat has been on for months . how about everyone else

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 2:59 PM EST
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You people with the furnace off already obviously don't live here inOhio. Expecting 2-3 inches of snow tonight.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 4:02 PM EST
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we tried to turn on our new(5yo) furnace a few Weeks ago; Just to take the chill loff!  No heat! The annual service:clean, check & fine tune; in October showed "everything fine". In January, when itwas needed; NOHEAT! 
.The warantee had just expired.We hadpaid for & had done an annual service of check; clean& tune up "everything fine" . 18 months ago,  ( same problem) we  replaced the circuit board, still under warantee but cost $200+ ) This time 3 service calls& multiple service suggestions,still no heat! Gasbill( heat was$80+ month A  SR. SERVICE TECH was to  comeout to confirm the 4th tech's guess as to  2 other  parts needing replacement; remember warantee has expired by now.
Hubby said, never mind; we'll go directly to Lenox( mfr.) for service.He called & 2 a young tecsh came out on time & immediately knew the problem( a known failure; no recals,yet!.Repair on our "nickle, over $500 ; stil less than  w/ the other service people e.Within  2 hours we had heat & stil do; so nice & warm &  cozy now. Heating bill now down to $70'sLaughing and we're warm (er) /comfortableSmile
 

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 4:35 PM EST
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Ann - I'm sure glad you're warm and it happened so quickly.  It's so terrible to have to wait for heat.  But very sorry it cost so much.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 3/10/2011 5:05 PM EST
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Well this part of Ohio Is expecting between 6-12 inches,can't hardly wait,oh sure.Starting tonight through tomorrow.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 4/10/2011 10:28 AM EDT
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The furnace is off the ac is on.

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 4/10/2011 12:46 PM EDT
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We used our AC 2 weeks ago when the temperature was in the 90s. Friday night I turned the furnace back on because the temperature at night was in the low 30s. It actually hailed with a touch of snow here Friday afternoon, in Los Angeles. We've been living here since 1975 and have never had this much cold and rain as this past season. The good news - our drought is officially over!

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 4/10/2011 1:39 PM EDT
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We used our AC 2 weeks ago when the temperature was in the 90s. Friday night I turned the furnace back on because the temperature at night was in the low 30s. It actually hailed with a touch of snow here Friday afternoon, in Los Angeles. We've been living here since 1975 and have never had this much cold and rain as this past season. The good news - our drought is officially over!
Posted by Verlee T


Verlee, We are also back to using the furnace a lot, but we are in the SF Bay area.  How ever I was born and Raised in Glendale, and we lived in Mission Viejo for 10 years after we were married, so So Cal has a soft spot in my heart.  Our weather has been nutty too.  We all welcome the end of the drought!

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 4/12/2011 7:45 PM EDT
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We try to "hold out" tillJan first ( or later) each year.This year in midJanuary, we gave up/wimped out  & turned on   the furnace;NO HEAT Surprisedbut sounds of a running furnace where there.We called the heating contractor that installed this"new furnace a few years ago..Several months later they were still trying to get it going & working for more than 12-24 hrs at a time.Finaly hubby called another heating contractor.Within one hour, we had heat   & thank g-d Innocentit's kept running just fine & at less fuel cost than before.Tongue out   

Re: Your furnace?

posted at 4/12/2011 8:07 PM EDT
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Thanx;NANCYwe're so  GLAD & GREATFUL to have heat on a REGULAR BASIS again...
$500 is no small amount but it's less than those robber barrons( first contractor wanted to charge & it didn't take 3+ service  techs to figure it out.  Fortunately several of hubby's Rx drugs have gone generic & we could afford to fix the furnace w/o risking his well being(lifeMoney mouth) The savings on one pill paid for the furnace repair
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And funny thing it costs$20 monthl ess now to have h eat than we paid before while shivering under layers of blankets & quilts  & wearing sweaters  & legwarmers to bedCool
Response to Re: Your furnace?:
Ann - I'm sure glad you're warm and it happened so quickly.  It's so terrible to have to wait for heat.  But very sorry it cost so much.
Posted by Nancy G

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