12.27.2010

It was bound to happen

When my realtor and I were walking through the house before I had been handed the keys we made a joke that hopeful all of the big appliances would break within the first year.

Sound a little odd? Well sort-of. The seller was including a 1-year home warranty with the house, which supposedly covers all the major stuff, for the first year. Being that the 'major stuff' (furnace, air conditioner) was nearly 20some years old, that was a good thing!

Well, our wish came true last week... three days before Christmas my furnace called it quits.The good: It's covered by the home warranty, well for the most part. I will still have to shell out $300ish for a handful of things that supposedly aren't covered (like gas line conversion or some junk to that effect). Thankfully I haven't moved in yet, so I'm not living in an ice box

The bad: It's still going to cost me around $400 once it's all said and done. I am furnace-less, meaning that no painting or anything that needs to "dry" can be done in the house. And the obvious, why would I want to move into a cold house (possibly pushing back the move-in date even further)

The ugly: I'm still waiting. On Thursday afternoon I gave them the go ahead to move forward with the process of replacing the furnace and after five 19degree days here in Indiana I still haven't heard anything about when I can expect my poor little home to be heated again. I understand that there was a pretty important and widely celebrated holiday in that time period, but regardless I have the threat of frozen pipes amongst other things to contend with!


Thankfully, my parents have a big kerosene heater that we have been running 3-4 times a day to keep the temperature of the house above freezing!

I'm unsure of my stance on home warranties as of yet. The people I've had to deal with have been incredibly friendly, but they don't seem to be too concerned with getting things done in a timely manner....


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5 comments:

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

yay! congrats on your new place!! I cannot believe that the furnace broke!!! That is awful and of course at the worst time of year...when it is freezing outside!! eek! I hope it gets fixed soon!!

Kelsey Claire said...

Congrats on the new place and congrats of sorts for something breaking. Hoping you get a new furnace ASAP

Marcy XOXO said...

So sorry that your furnace broke... and even if you weren't in a rush to move in I know how it is playing the waiting game! I will be saying a prayer for you girl ;)

Marcy XOXO said...

So sorry that your furnace broke... and even if you weren't in a rush to move in I know how it is playing the waiting game! I will be saying a prayer for you girl ;)

Laura said...

That sounds like exactly what we experienced! We had a 1 year home warranty included when we bought our house, and our (very old) water heater went out about a month ago. We still ended up paying about $300 on top of the warranty and, like you, waited a few days for anything to be done. Bleh - Definitely the not so glamorous side of home ownership!