Our furnace and air conditioner, having lasted 25 years, are being replaced by new, high-efficiency models. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be much of a project, but the only access to the crawl space containing the furnace and air conditioner is a tiny door, one foot wide and three feet tall. The furnace must have been installed first, and then the interior walls were built around it.

I opened up a wall to give the service people a reasonable chance of replacing the system. (That room was next to be remodeled anyway.) They removed the old system this week, and I scheduled the installation of the new system for next week to give us time to re-insulate the space.

In the meantime, we are enjoying the mild weather sans heating or air conditioning.

New access for HVAC system