Do they get energy assistance? That program paid for several furnace repairs for my family.
M. A. Carey wrote:This scenario will have to last until late January/early February, all the while saving from both us and them, and then her usual high income tax refund to pay for replacement furnace.
Kyle Neath wrote:Keeping a faucet dripping will prevent pipes from freezing, even if the house gets pretty cold.
James Freyr wrote:I can only imagine the last thing you want on your hands is busted pipes and flooding along side the broken furnace. There's a product called heat tape with several manufacturers making it in various lengths. It's a electrical ribbon that can be wrapped around a pipe or run the length of it and affixed in some manner, then the end plugs in an outlet and it stays warm. Good luck!
M. A. Carey wrote:but below 0 daytime temps and negative 10 temps... I really don't know how cold the house will get at night.
Jarret Hynd wrote: As a final note, I would very much caution the use of electric heaters, not because of fire hazards, but the cost to run them. If heaters are used in the same convenience as a gas furnace, the cost over the next 4-5 months could end up being an extra $1,000 or more depending on kwh rates, which doesn't help when you already trying to save$ for a new furnace.
First things first how was the crawl space heated before? Was there a heat vent down there? If there was you will need to do heat tape or an electric space heater.