My spouse is regularly trying to save a quick buck. He will option up old bottles on the side of the road to return them for the several cents. He will go without something just so he doesn’t have to buy new. Anyway he can save a few bucks, he will do it. When our furnace stopped now working suddenly, I knew I was in trouble. I immediately wanted to call the heating company to look at the furnace. I knew something big must have been broken. A furnace does not suddenly turn off and refuse to turn on when it is something small. My spouse pleaded with me to allow him to look at it. He opened the furnace up and cleaned it thoroughly. He then got a current furnace filter, oiled the blower and cleaned up the fan blades. When none of this worked, he hired his friend to come fix our furnace. My spouse’s friend was worse than him at fixing the furnace. I actually suspect the friend did more harm than good. He was not able to fix the furnace and none of the pieces could fit back together again. I then called the furnace corporation and paid for it myself. The gas furnace service was sizable and extensive. They had to fix the original issue and all the things my spouse and his friend broke. If my spouse would have let me call the professionals earlier, it actually would have been cheaper. No, instead both of us had to mess around seeing if both of us could save the couple hundred bucks and get the gas furnace patched up.