February 06, 2005
the cold is definitely getting to me today, so i called a local heating/cooling company that does sunday calls (for a fee, of course). a very nice sounding man will be coming over shortly to see what he can do, but if it requires a part he doesn't have... well, maybe i'll run out to wal-mart for a more powerful space heater. the little one i bought for my camper does virtually nothing.
it also appears as if the a/c adapter for my laptop has quit working. grumble.
i woke up dreaming about mac and cheese, onion rings and hush puppies from q shack. those kinds of thoughts are bothering me way more than they ever have in the past.
i think after mr. furnace man comes, i should get out of the house and do something to distract myself.
update-- for those who are just dying to know-- mr, furnace man was able to get it going again and only charged me the emergency call fee. he says that my furnace is about 15 years old and at the end of its life span. i know that my a/c unit is in about the same state. yippee.
oh, and my a/c adapter wasn't broken, it was just plugged into a bad outlet (apparently).
Posted by lisa at February 06, 2005 01:27 PM | TrackBack
that's great that he was able to get the furnace going without charging too much! but, not so great about needing to replace it soon. at least it's getting warmer so you have the whole upcoming year to plan for it.
Posted by: Sarah on February 6, 2005 11:50 PM
I had the same thing happen earlier this year, and I also called the furnace guy who charged me to do what I could have done myself -- turn it off (at the circuit breaker level, rather than at the thermostat) and turn it back on again. Sometimes the igniter just needs to be reset. I could have kicked myself for calling him, because I knew that, but just didn't think of it. My furnace is 9 years old, and he told me the same thing about replacement... don't know if I believe him.
Posted by: Steph Mineart on February 7, 2005 07:35 AM
in my case, he tightened some wires in an electronic doodad that controls the gas valve. given that i have a huge fear of messing with gas appliances, that's something i wouldn't have wanted to do even if i'd known to do it.
my furnace definitely has rust problems, if nothing else, due to the constant wetness in my basement. i suspect it would be smart for me to work on the basement in the coming months, and some drainage issues i've recently uncovered, so that should the furnace die i'll be prepared.
Posted by: lisa on February 7, 2005 09:03 AM
when you're ready to buy a new furnace, let me know.. i can share my recently-acquired knowledge with you. ;-)
Posted by: christa on February 7, 2005 01:39 PM