Disaster Strikes and Lessons Learned

If you remember my last post then you’ll know how optimistic I was for this coming year. Now to be clear, I am still very optimistic that this is going to be a great year, I mean, for one, I’m blogging consistently. However, disaster struck at home when our furnace decided to no longer work. Of course this would happen in the middle of a cold snap.

cold-days-aheadWe had to get the thing fixed we did end up costing an arm and a leg. Luckily we were able to dip into our savings fund a bit so we didn’t feel too much of an impact, especially after the Christmas season. Now, i’m trying to stay positive about the situation and I did find a silver lining in the whole thing. The furnace breakdown did cause me to take some time to look up exactly what I should be doing to make sure this doesn’t happen again. I figured I’d share my findings with the readers, and yes, I realize that this is not my typical healthy living style post.

So, we should all be having regular furnace maintenance – we got lucky that we only need to few a few electrical wires. I read about cases where people had to replace the whole unit which ends up costing way more than an arm and a leg. We ended up schedule a year check with our repair company so we’ll now be able to avoid this situation again.

Just to be clear, we did have it looked at a few years ago but we need to make sure it’s more often than that. So it may be worth checking your records to find out when your last service was.

Well, like I said, not my typical blog post but I thought this was worth sharing and still fits into my plan to blog more often and still talk about my life and lifestyle.

Let me know what you think about this kind of post. Was it a complete bore-fest? Reach out to me on Twitter if you like!