We decided that we needed a replacement

I never understand why I get punished for attempting to do the right thing.  This paradigm seems to be completely opposite to the way things should work. Doing the right thing takes many forms for sure.  There are as many unconscious good actions as there are conscious ones. I believe we all have some sort of innate meter inside us to help determine good choices.  But, still things can go horribly wrong. I know this all too well. I attempt to do the best I can but still end up on the wrong side of consequences. Recently, I attempted to do the right thing with my HVAC system.  The furnace just shut down one day so, I took a look at it. Perhaps, I should have called the HVAC professionals right away. But, I figured if there was something obviously wrong I might be able to fix it. Just as I was about to abandon my efforts, I came across a valve switch.  It was obviously damaged so, I decided to replace it. Went right to the computer and found a replacement part in 5 minutes. When the part got to my house, I put it in right away. Lo and behold, the furnace fired right up. Fast forward 2 months to my furnace conking out again. This time it went out with a literal bang.  Once I saw the furnace smoking, I called the HVAC tech. Turns out the replacement valve switch was probably faulty. It allowed the heat exchanger to get so hot it cracked. That effectively finishes the furnace. The worst part is the replacement part was non OEM so it voided the warranty on the furnace. I try to do the right thing by fixing my HVAC.  And now, I have to replace my furnace? It’s just not right.

indoor air system