Furnace service would have prevented a repair

I suspected some issues with the gas furnace when I started it up in late September.

  • The weather cooled down much earlier than anyone expected! One day the two of us were enjoying sunshine, green skies and mornings in the fifties, and next morning the temperature fell below freezing and it started snowing.

When I raised the thermostat setting, the gas furnace kicked in right in but it made some strange noises. The smell of burnt lint and a good deal of dust poured out of the vents. I hoped that these issues were caused by resting idle and that it would toil out the issues. I should have called a local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C dealer to inspect and deliver service for the gas furnace. I was so preoccupied with preparing the apartment for winter, that I completely forgot. I needed to get all of the patio furniture and barbecue grill put away. I had to winterize the swimming pool pump and the grass mower. I dug out our Wintertide coats, boots, the snow shovels and scrapers. I also turned up the thermostat several times because the apartment felt a bit freezing. The gas furnace wasn’t putting out as much sizzling 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 evening. I tried replacing the batteries in the thermostat, cleaning the gas furnace filters and pushing the reset button but couldn’t get it to start up. I had no option but to pay the extra fees for overtime repairs. When the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C dealer checked out the gas furnace, he told myself and others that the malfunction could have been prevented with service in the fall. He said that a buildup of dust in the inner laborings had restricted airflow and led to the plan overheating.


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