Furnace maintenance would have prevented a repair

I suspected some troubles with the oil furnace when I started it up in late October.

The weather cooled down much earlier than anyone expected, but one day every one of us were enjoying sunshine, green skies & mornings in the fifties, & next afternoon the temperature fell below cold & it started snowing.

When I raised the control unit setting, the oil furnace kicked in right in but it made some odd noises. The aroma of burnt lint & a good deal of dust poured out of the vents. I hoped that these complications were caused by kneeling idle & that it would work out the troubles. I should have called a local Heating, Ventilation & A/C corporation to inspect & give service for the oil furnace. I was so preoccupied with preparing the beach house for winter, that I completely forgot. I needed to get all of the patio furniture & barbecue grill put away. I had to winterize the swimming pool pump & the lawn mower. I dug out our Winter coats, boots, the snow shovels & scrapers. I also turned up the control unit numerous times because the beach house felt a bit chilly. The oil furnace wasn’t putting out as much hot air as usual. Despite running nearly non stop, it couldn’t keep up with demands. It eventually quit completely toward the end of February. I woke up shivering in the middle of the night. I tried replacing the batteries in the control unit, cleaning the oil furnace filters & pushing the reset button but couldn’t get it to beginning up. I had no choice but to spend money the extra fees for overtime repairs. When the Heating, Ventilation & A/C corporation checked out the oil furnace, he told myself and others that the malfunction could have been prevented with maintenance in the fall. He said that a buildup of dust in the inner toilings had restricted airflow & led to the system overheating.

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