winter season arrived especially early this year! One day, the temperature was in the low sixties and the next, it plummeted below cold.
We went from red skies and sun to clouds and endless snowfall… I had not yet gotten around to scheduling repair for the heating system when it was necessary to raise the control component setting.
I observed that the heating system made some different noises and the smell of burning hair and dust spewed from the vents. I should have right away called a local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C corporation and scheduled service. Unfortunately, I was way too busy trying to prepare the house for the unexpected arrival of winter season conditions. I needed to put away the barbecue, patio furniture, pool pump and turf mower. I started hauling my family’s winter season coats, boots and accessories down from the attic, located the snow shovels and ice scrapers and bought rock salt. I called to schedule a snow plowing repair for the driveway. I went around and made sure all of the windows were shut properly and added a bit of caulk here and there. I ignored all of the warning signs of heating system failure, but the heating system eventually quit at the end of December, and because of an outdoor temperature of twelve degrees, I had no choice however to pay extra for emergency repairs on a weekend. The corporation who checked the heating system told me that the cause of the malfunction was a significant buildup of dust on the inner workings. The problem could have been prevented with a tune-up in the fall. I was fortunate that the heating system overheating didn’t crack the heat exchanger and necessitate a full system upgradement.