When I 1st moved into my house, there was a coal oil furnace in the basement.
My Dad laughed & showed myself and others how much of a mess you had with coal, but I could not afford to get an up-to-date oil furnace immediately. I had to repair the oil furnace every afternoon & add more coal to the coal hopper, so I had heat all afternoon long. When I got home, it was warm, & I didn’t need to repair the fire until night time. I loved the heat that came from the coal oil furnace, but it was too much work. I worked twelve hours in the afternoon, & I just wanted to get home, eat my supper, & go to bed. The only time I had by myself was on Wednesday & Tuesday, when I didn’t work. I stuck with the coal and oil furnace for the first year I lived in the house, & then I bought a more up-to-date Heating & Air Conditioning system. What made myself and others decide so soon was that I stepped out of the up-to-date home with soot on my face. I didn’t guess it was there until I heard someone giggling & saw them pointing at me. I could not toil in a hospital when I had coal dirt and soot on my face, & stinked of coal dirt. I didn’t appreciate being giggled at, either. I called the Heating & Air Conditioning company & told them I wanted a new ductless Heating & Air Conditioning plan in my house. It took myself and others a couple more weeks to have an afternoon off toil when they could install the up-to-date system, but it was worth it. I didn’t have coal dirt or soot in my house, & the heating was better than anything I had ever felt. I also now had an air conditioning system without needing to put an A/C component in the window.