AW, winter is here. I know this to be true not because of snow or the from what the weatherman said. I know that it is winter bruise my furnace kicked on, well at least it try to come one the other night.
This is what happen. I was laying down in my bed awaiting for sleep to take over. I am one of those people that do not go to sleep as soon as their head hit the pillow. Although I would love to be one of those automatically sleeping people, I am not. Normally it takes me no more than an hour to fall asleep. That is if there is not any interruptions.
Anyway, I was just about to be one hundred asleep and off to sleepy land when I hears this crashing sound. Not knowing what it is I grabbed a metal bat that I keep near my bad and creep downstairs. Then I heard it again, and again. On this last time, I realize it was coming from downstairs. In the basement. I turned on the light to go downstairs and made my way on down.
As I finally made it in the basement, I hear the sound again this time it was louder and accompany with a grinding sound. I could also smell gas. This had me really concern. Here I am turning on the lights down stairs, after my eyes adjusted to the brightness I noticed that my heating system was like shaking. In addition, it smelled strongly like gas. I did the only thing I could think of at that time, I turned it off. True, it was a cold night but I will just have to bear it until I could get someone out here to check it out for me and see what is wrong with it. Until then I will have to bundle up and plug in these old electric heaters.
I was able to have someone come out first thing in the morning. In addition, the man was friendly too, what I loved best about his service is that he explained to me everything that he was doing and what he discovered. What the problems is and what he is going to have to do to fix it. Luckily, I called as soon as I noticed something; the technician said that if I had waited too much longer I would have had to replace the entire system. As it may he will only have to order the part and put it on for me. For a reasonable price too. Boy was I happy.
What is even better is that it is no longer cold. For whatever reason we are having a wacky winter. One moment it is freezing and there is six inches of snow and the next day the sun is shining. It is warm, at least for this time of year, and snow is melting. By the time night falls, it is as if it had never snowed.
That nice technician came back four days later with the part in hand. He was able to replace it and he gave my heating system a tune up, free of charge. He told me I needed to replace my filter as soon as possible. Then he left on his way.