||11-21-2007 01:56 PM
Good reason to upgrade
If your going Boom, I'd suggest inspecting your ignition points. No offense but sometimes you pay for professional service and dont get what you paid for. We had oil heat and experienced something similar, it turned out to be the ignition points needed cleaning, delaying the ignition untill after it had been pumping fuel a while. We were home when it blew for the last time, scaring us all. Upon immediate investigation (Hey! It really went BOOM) we found the access door opened, the latch broken off and the internal water channel cracked. A new furnace was not a choice. We chose Gas this time due to better/easier supply and a cleaner burn(and I personally noticed a reduction of soot on towels and linens I had always dismissed as dust).
You got your money's worth out of your furnace, Upgrade and sleep easier. If possable ,Before the winter grip sets in, meantime, check your Ignition ASAP. Watch it in action, have someone turn the thermostat on and off while you observe it fire up and shut down. Also, after doing this and your familiar with what to look for, leave the furnace off long enough to cool down fully. Then observe the ignition sequence when it starts up from 'cold'.
The ignition may be delayed upon cold starts only and you wouldnt see the delay if the furnace had been running. I notice you didnt mention if the points were cleaned and checked or the transformer. You DID pay for professional service-thats included-call the repairmen who did the job and complain. Politely at first, but 'boom'-Naw! Fix It, he was paid to fix it,(unless he expects to get the job to replace it next too). If your guy was reputable there should be NO Charge to inspect his own work- especially if he just did it before this new problem started. Knowing what to look for will help you explain the trouble to the 'repairman' :thumbsup: