Some big time furnace complications
My furnace was a concern all Wintertide long; It was our own fault. I failed to schedule preventive maintenance in the fall. The weather cooled off way sooner than normal, and I was in a rush to prepare for winter… Between getting the grass mowed a single last time, caulking around windows, shutting down the pool and getting the snow tires put on our car, I didn’t have time to worry about the furnace. I simply turned up the temperature control and hoped for the best. Since I’ve always been diligent about professional repair and air filters in the past, I figured the heating method could survive a single Wintertide separate from a complete cleaning and tuning. That mistake ended up costing myself and others plenty. The furnace was entirely not operating at maximum capacity or efficiency. I was forced to set the temperature control various degrees higher than normal and certain rooms still felt a bit freezing. There was less air coming from the vents which required the oil furnace to run for longer cycles. This used up more energy and cost myself and others more in natural gas bill every week. I was paying more for inferior comfort, and plus, I noticed issues with indoor air quality, along with heated air, a great deal of dust and other debris was blowing from the vents. It seemed as if I was always dusting and vacuuming, then my kids were continually sneezing, coughing and complaining of sore throats. I frequently woke up with an extreme headache and I blame the furnace. By the time I got around to scheduling repair with a local Heating and Air Conditioning corporation it was the end of December. All of the local companies were swamped with repair calls and I needed to wait over a week for an appointment.