Smell of disaster
One of the fireman said that if it had been a gas powered furnace we may have lost the whole house
There are certain things in life that all human react the exact same way to. If we hear a certain sound, like the sound of a car horn, we know to pay attention. The sound of the crashing waves at the ocean on a beautiful sunny day is relaxing to most people. Our five senses are really our built in signaling devices to keep us aware of both good and bad things around us. I can only imagine those that are either born without, or lose, one of them life can be difficult. Anyway, there is another thing that makes most of us have the same response, the smell of smoke in our homes. This is what happened last night at my home and I was instantly put into panic mode. My family was sitting in the family room, all settled in to watch a movie on a cold winter night, when all of a sudden there was a strong smell of smoke that filled the room. We immediately headed to the neighbors to call 911. There was no sign of flames but we wanted to be safe and worry about the stuff in the house later. The emergency team arrived within moments and were able to determine that the smoke was coming from the basement where the furnace was located. The unit’s motor had burned up, and thankfully, it is an electric furnace, and there was no flammable fuel source to start a fire right away. One of the fireman said that if it had been a gas powered furnace we may have lost the whole house. We were able to stay with our neighbor for the night and I placed a call to my insurance company and my HVAC dealer. They said that they will be able to replace the system with one that they have in stock and my insurance will cover the cost of the clean up in our home.