Total Damage . . . $7K :(

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Total Damage . . . $7K :(
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 8:40pm

So I had a few quotes for furnaces. Once all is said and done, I am out of pocket $7k :(

The good news:

1) The install happens tomorrow. I am considered a priority because I am considered a "no heat" home and therefore they bump the other jobs (which are homes that are under construction);

2) I ended up replacing the furnace and air conditioner. With the package deal and rebates that are ending in March, it only cost me about $2K more if I did it now versus $4k if I wait.

3) My AC is in a really odd spot. They are going to relocate it to the other side of the house;

4) The furnace and AC are highly efficiency and will save a boat load on utilities (no wonder they were so high for one person)

5) I got a 6 month deferred payment program so no payments and no interest for 6 months. That will give me time to get the rebates as well as my tax return. In the meantime my mortgage is up for renewal so I may look into a line of credit to get a low rate.

All in all I'm suprisingly calm for someone who just dropped $7k. Oh well. Life goes on . ..

Bex -


Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 4:48pm
Glad you are OK with it all. Kind of like my $2,800 transmission rebuild. I mean, what else are you going to do?

I figure by the time I have some equity in my house again it will time for a new roof. Such is life...
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 7:19pm

Personally I would have paid cash to fix the old unit to get you through the