Winter arrived unusually early and without much warning this yearâ€¦ One day the temperature was in the high sixties and the next it plunged down below cold! We were only at the end of September and already there was a hard frost and several inches of snow expectedâ€¦ I should have made the seasonal upkeep of the gas furnace a priority on my list of things I like to do.
Instead, I simply started it up and hoped for the best; The gas furnace made a odd sound when it kicked on and the air pouring from the vents smelled like burnt hair.
I was counting on it laboring 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 and cover up the barbecue grill. I needed to buy rock salt, find the snow shovels and arrange for plowing our driveway. I also had to switch our Summer clothes and shoes out for Winter boots, knitted hats, gloves and wool coats. I made sure all the windows were shut narrow and evaluated to see if any caulking needed to be done, but meanwhile, the weather continued to worsen and the gas furnace struggled. I turned up the control device several times, and eventually, the gas furnace simply quit, leaving myself and others no choice but to call for professional service. When the Heating and A/C company took the heating device apart, he showed myself and others the disgusting buildup of dust and debris within the inner laborings. He said that the malfunction could have been prevented with a quick and inluxurious tune-up in the fall. Instead, I paid a immense maintenance bill.