On January 31, our furnace breathed its last. Cracked heat exchanger, or something like that. It's 20 years old. In our prior house, which was built in 1926, the furnace was from the 1940s and still going strong. They really don't make 'em like they used to.
We thought we had it all figured out. We put space heaters in both kids' rooms. The unforeseen problem was that when both are on, they tend to trip the circuit breaker. Great huh?
We got 3 bids on new furnaces. The "friend of a friend" saved us about $900, so we'll go with him. I'm looking forward to more efficiency and lower heating bills, and Bryan's looking forward to the new air cleaner/dust filter.
The joys of home ownership!