I get it now. That whole cost-more-up-front-but-it’ll-save-money-in-the-long-run speech.
Here I am thinking that the reason is my AC/heat pump is super efficient, therefore conserving electricity and saving on my utility bill…
What they meant, what was lost in translation between the HVAC specialist and little ol’ me: It’ll tear up over an extra long holiday weekend forcing you to burn wood in the fireplace for at least 4 days, therefore conserving electricity and saving on your utility bill.
Of course I didn’t have much firewood on hand, so I spent most of my “holiday” cutting and splitting firewood.
Last day of 2007 I worked really hard to get a fire to go out. First day of 2009 I worked really hard to keep a fire going…
What a difference a year makes!
I’m sure the repair cost will equal the “savings”.
Hope this isn’t an indicator for the rest of 2009!