Going outside to cool off
Last week, it was about fifty degrees outside.
It was the warmest day we had had in quite some time.
I wanted to get outside and do some yard work. I had brush to pull off the garden and bulbs to plant. I went back into the house so I could get some lunch and it was so hot in the house that I could barely breathe. I thought maybe I had accidentally turned up the thermostat, but it was still set to sixty-eight degrees. I sat down for a couple minutes thinking that maybe going from outside to inside, had made it seem even warmer, but I was wrong again. I grabbed my cell phone and headed outside to call the HVAC company. I finally got someone to answer, which surprised me, since it was Sunday. They told me there was someone on call and they would have him call me back in about ten minutes. I went back to working, and soon the phone rang. The HVAC technician asked about the thermostat and then he explained about the added charge for the after hours and weekend emergency call. I was upset at such a high cost, but I couldn’t handle the heat in the house and I knew it was a problem with the furnace. He told me he would be there in less than an hour. When the HVAC technician showed up, he did a thorough inspection of the furnace, and then he checked the thermostat. Apparently, something had gone wrong with the thermostat. He put in a new thermostat and the furnace quit running. I had to pay more than triple what the thermostat would have cost, along with the added charges.