As a first time homeowner, I have to learn a new skill every week.
I do not miss living in a tiny, cramped apartment surrounded by neighbors cooking foul-odoring food, then what I do miss is having a landlord with a repair team that handled all the little complications with the arena.
If there was a power outage or a running toilet, I just called the front office. Those nights are long gone, because now there is no landlord, so any complications that emerge I need to handle myself, or by hiring a professional. When my tepid water gas furnace broke down, I immediately turned to my most trusted resource – Youtube. I knew that calling a gas furnace repair supplier would cost money just to get an inspection & an estimate. I could not afford that at the time, so I needed to suss out the complication with the water heater, & then determine if it was something I could fix. I spent a couple of hours watching basic tutorial videos online, so I could figure out what make & model of water gas furnace I had. Then I got more particular, & watched videos about how to troubleshoot the most correct complications neighbord with my brand of water heater. All of the videos I watched were sponsored by various water gas furnace companies that showed ads about their newest models. I know I got brainwashed, because after a while I stopped wanting to repair the old water heater, & thought about just buying a new a single. I believe a new tankless water gas furnace would be nice to have.