Monday, June 30, 2008
10 Days and Counting
It's HOT and it's been ten days since our thirty-year-old central air conditioner konked out for good. We also learned our furnace, also thirty, needs to be replaced. And it is best to replace both at the same time. Yikes! All I can say is $$$$$$. Ouch.
Several different companies gave us bids, all much too high. The reps were all talking numbers: SEERs, BTUs, voltage, whether we needed a two-ton or two-and-one-half ton unit. It sounded like Blah, Blah, Blah, to me. What's the bottom line? How much is it going to cost? That's the only number I understand, for Heavens Sake.
Getting financing is tricky because we just refinanced our house. And bought a new car. (Bad timing) For the time being, we have fans in every room and a window cooler in our bedroom. Frankly, it's not as bad as I thought it would be.
Maybe we'll forgo cooling and heating for a year! (That would certainly save on the utility bills!)