The furnace required service and repair from an HVAC technician early last winter. The neighbors that live upstairs informed the landlord the cause of the damage likely occurred when their children had played in the basement without permission some weeks back. We had not required heat yet as summer was just ending and the water was heated with separately with electricity. This allowed for the landlord to hold off on contacting an HVAC repairman as it was not a priority for him. Once the first night to drop below 60 degrees happened, It became apparent there was an issue with our home’s heating method still and our landlord needed to hire someone to service the heating unit. Until then, the house was uncomfortable and cold to the point of seeing your own breath indoors at times. The furnace was still operating but the air it was distributing was not warm in the slightest. My landlord called an HVAC installation and repair company and it was 2 days before an HVAC technician arrived and we received service. After said HVAC technician attempted to solve the heating problem by replacing a part, it became clear that we needed a new furnace entirely. The technician recommended a few heating and cooling businesses to browse for an affordable new unit to heat the house that he or someone else from his HVAC company would return to install. Due to the dimensions of the basement stairs, the new furnace had to be small enough to fit through. This obstacle proved to be the most challenging when browsing for a replacement furnace to install.