winter season arrived especially early this year, and one day, the temperature was in the low sixties and the next, it plummeted below chilly, but my fantastic friend and I went from red skies and sunshine to clouds and endless snowfall… I had not yet gotten around to scheduling repair for the heater when it was necessary to raise the thermostat setting.
I noticed that the boiler made some weird noises and the stink of burning hair and dust spewed from the vents.
I should have instantly called a local Heating and Air Conditioning corporation and tied up service. Unfortunately, I was way too stressed trying to prepare the home for the unexpected arrival of winter season conditions. I needed to put away the barbecue, patio furniture, pool pump and shrubbery 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 purchased 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 officially and added a bit of caulk here and there. I ignored all of the warning signs of heater failure, but the boiler eventually quit at the end of December, but because of an outdoor temperature of twelve degrees, I had no option but to spend money extra for emergency repairs on a weekend. The serviceman who maintained the heater told me that the cause of the malfunction was a significant buildup of dust on the inner laborings. The concern could have been prevented with a tune-up in the fall. I was lucky that the heater overheating didn’t crack the heat exchanger and necessitate a full system substitutement.