A New Furnace for My Aunt
When I found out my aunt was using just a kerosene heater to stay warm this last week, I knew she was going to have to swallow her pride and let me help her. She is my closest relative, but she is extremely independent so I knew I had a fight on my hands. I was finally able to convince her to let me pay for a heating contractor in Essex County NJ to come out and look at her furnace. She has the money to pay for minor repairs, but she was convinced that it was going to need replaced because of its age.
I was hoping she was wrong, but it turns out that she was right. The technician that came out explained in detail why her furnace was no longer working. He also explained about the dangers of just using a kerosene heater for heat, and I was so thankful for that. My aunt did not want to have to get a new furnace, but she really had no choice if she hoped to stay both warm and safe this coming winter. The technician went over the different models that they carry, and we were able to get a decent price on one of them.
The good thing is that he was able to have it installed in just a few days. I convinced my aunt to come stay at my place for a few days until it was done, and she surprisingly did not put up much of a fight about it. I think she realized that she is getting older, and a warm house is more valuable to her aching bones than ever before. The heating technician was able to have the new furnace installed just a couple of days later, and it has made her house so much warmer. I am just thankful that she does not have to mess with that kerosene heater anymore!