Thursday, May 9, 2013

Our Longest, Most Complicated Milestone is Done - Gas Heat!

At long last, we have gas heat!  Gone is the antique furnace, metal ductwork, brick chimney and the oil tank.  But it was quite a journey!

We submitted all of our paperwork to convert this property to natural gas back in October.  We got approved in November.  And then we waited for the spring thaw.  And waited.  And waited.  And waited.  Finally, in April, we got the hookup.  And in May they came out and inspected and gave us the approval to fire up the new furnace.

Look at our tiny new boiler!!!
So, it took 7 months, miles of PEX, and all new radiators...... but we finally have gas, baseboard heat.  And our new, suitcase sized furnace is up and running (remember, this is Maine, we still have cold nights!)

Best of all, we got rid of the antique, oil fired hot air furnace!  Over the course of the winter, I developed some expertise on troubleshooting this thing.  It typically stopped working at least once a week.  So believe me, I'm not sorry to see it go!  It will also be nice to get rid of all those big metal ducts that criss-crossed through the basement ceiling.

Farewell to the old furnace!
And, I know, it's odd to be excited about cold nights in May, but we're supposed to have lows near freezing this weekend.  And I can't wait to see how the new furnace works!!

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