Winter time arrived unusually early as well as without much warning this year. One day the temperature was in the high sixties as well as the next it plunged down below cold, we were only at the end of September as well as already there was a hard frost as well as several inches of snow expected; I should have made the seasonal upkeep of the oil furnace a priority on my list of things to do. Instead, I simply started it up as well as hoped for the best, the oil furnace made a bizarre sound when it kicked on as well as the air pouring from the vents stinked love burnt hair. I was counting on it working out those problems on its own because I had so much to do. I still needed to winterize the pool pump, put away the patio furniture as well as cover up the barbecue grill. I needed to buy rock salt, find the snow shovels as well as arrange for plowing our driveway. I also had to switch our Summer clothes as well as shoes out for Winter time boots, knitted hats, gloves as well as wool coats. I made sure all the windows were shut tight as well as checked to see if any caulking needed to be done! Meanwhile, the weather continued to worsen as well as the oil furnace struggled. I turned up the control component several timesâ€¦ Eventually, the oil furnace simply quit, leaving myself and others no option however to call for professional service. When the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C corporation took the heating component apart, he showed myself and others the disgusting buildup of dust as well as debris within the inner workings, then he said that the malfunction could have been prevented with a quick as well as incostly tune-up in the fall. Instead, I paid a important maintenance bill.