Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off.
I’ve been struggling with high gas and electric bills since I moved into my house three years ago. A large portion of those bills goes for heating our home in the winter and cooling it in the summer. Our current traditional air conditioning unit and gas furnace is about ten years old, and by today’s standards is not very efficient. It struggles to keep our home toasty in the winter and cool in the summer. And twice last summer, during some 100+ degree heat waves, our air conditioning unit crapped out on us, requiring an expensive emergency service call and parts replacements.
So rather than continuing to deal with an old, inefficient, prone to failure HVAC system, I decided to upgrade to a highly efficient, all electric heat pump system. Installation is scheduled to start tomorrow and to take three days, maybe four if the installation crew runs into any unanticipated problems.
That, however, is not my peeve. My peeve is that first thing tomorrow, the installation crew will be removing my gas furnace. Thus, it probably won’t be until Thursday, at best, before our newly installed heat pump will start keeping our house warm. Hence, we will have no heat in our home for the next three to four days. And here’s our local forecast for that period:
We are going to be freezing our asses off with no heat once they turn off the gas and remove our furnace. Brrr.
I ordered two electric space heaters from Amazon that should be delivered today. One for the family room and the other for our bedroom. But how well will two space heaters keep us warm until our new heat pump starts warming our home?
So, in addition to living in the chaos of a construction zone for the next three to four days, we’ll also be experiencing what it’s like to live inside a refrigerator. I’m expecting frostbite on my fingers and toes.
Okay, I’m done with this peeve. Hopefully, for Paula’s TGIF on Friday, I’ll be able to post about how my home is nice and toasty again.