I rent a house with a natural gas furnace. The furnace was not working at the beginning of this winter, and so we called the landlord to fix it. The landlord hired a repair man, who came and noticed that the switch in the back of the furnace (attached to the furnace) was flipped "off". I was charged $82 for this. I know that neither myself nor my boyfriend touched the switch as we are NOT handy and do not ever attempt to handle repairs on our own, we simply call the landlord.
My question is, now I am wondering how that switch could have been flipped if we are certain we did not do it. The property managers are saying that someone definitely had to have flipped that switch but I know we did not? They are telling me that the furnace is not part of the breaker box at all and that shouldn't matter, BUT, do furnaces have internal breakers that may trip that switch?