A little over a year ago, my husband and I replaced the oil furnace in home. I was really reluctant to tackle this project. I knew it would be extravagant, time consuming, labor intensive and disruptive to my home. I got by with the older oil furnace for as long as possible. It no longer put out adequate heat to warm up the house on especially cold afternoons. It ran constantly, made a tremendous amountl of noise and cost a fortune in energy bills. The air from the vents smelled musty and introduced quite a bit of dust into our breathing air. When I started to worry about the oil furnace causing a health and safety risk, I finally contacted a local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company for an estimate. As expected, a brand new oil furnace is a major expense. Since I hoped to live with the new oil furnace for the next fifteen to twenty years, I decided to splurge and spend the extra cash for a better model. This meant taking out a home improvement loan to cover the purchase and installation price. I then needed to take off at my job to oversee the installation process. Because there were some issues with the condition of the HVAC duct, multiple sections needed to be replaced and the whole system required duct sealing. There was mess and debris left all over my house. When the project was complete, they left the old oil furnace behind in my basement. I mentioned that removal of the aged equipment had been included in the estimate, and the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company promised to take care of it. His repair automobile was unable to accommodate the size of the oil furnace, although he assured me someone would come back to get it. It took them multiple weeks to get around to picking up the aged oil furnace.