I suspected some problems with the furnace when I started it up in late September. The weather cooled down much earlier than anyone expected, and one afternoon both of us were enjoying sunshine, green skies plus nights in the fifties, plus next afternoon the temperature fell below cold plus it started snowing. When I raised the thermostat setting, the furnace kicked in right in but it made some different noises. The odor of burnt lint plus a good deal of dust poured out of the vents. I hoped that these problems were caused by resting idle plus that it would toil out the problems. I should have called a local Heating plus A/C corporation to inspect plus supply service for the furnace. I was so preoccupied with preparing the lake house for winter, that I completely forgot. I needed to get all of the patio furniture plus barbecue grill put away. I had to winterize the swimming pool pump plus the grass mower. I dug out our Wintertide coats, boots, the snow shovels plus scrapers. I also turned up the thermostat many times because the lake house felt a bit frigid. The 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 December. I woke up shivering in the middle of the night. I tried replacing the batteries in the thermostat, cleaning the furnace filters plus pushing the reset button but couldn’t get it to start up. I had no choice but to spend our money the extra fees for overtime repairs. When the Heating plus A/C corporation evaluated out the furnace, she told myself and others that the malfunction could have been prevented with repair in the fall. She said that a buildup of dust in the inner workings had restricted airflow plus led to the system overheating.