Being scared awake in the middle of the night is not my idea of a good time.
And being scared awake by my gas furnace shutting down was even worse.
But perhaps the worst thing of all is that this heating problem shouldn’t have happened at all had I done what I was supposed to do. I think that was the thing that made me more furious than anything else. But anytime I get yanked out of my bed in fear, I’m not going to be happy. When I heard the big bang come from the basement, it nearly lifted me out of the bed. I had a feeling that it was the gas furnace but I was sure of it once I got about halfway down the stairs. I could smell a sort of hot metal odor that had a bit of an acrid component to it. It was in the single digits outside so the idea that we could get by on space heaters until morning was out of the question. All that was left to do was make the dreaded phone call for emergency HVAC service. There was no way I was going to subject my family nor the water pipes to sub freezing temperatures. The HVAC technician was able to get there fairly quickly and made short work of the repair. Of course, I was prepared for the stiff bill that comes with a late night HVAC repair. However, the real kick in the teeth was when the HVAC professional told me that had I gotten the heating maintenance done, none of this would have happened. Well, I’m not forgetting again. The very next day I signed up for the HVAC service plan.