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Heating Issues

About a week ago, I went out with kids for a morning of their scheduled activities. When we came home, the temperature inside the House was 64 degrees. Immediately, I went down to the basement and reset the burner. Luckily, it went back on, and within one hour the temperature was up to 70 degrees, where we usually keep the thermostat during the day. Of course, it didn't help that it was one of those really cold days, but we lived. Since this never happened before, I called our service company to check it out. The technician came, saw, and left. Said everything was in a perfect working order and he had no idea why it decided to stop. This seemed a little strange, but we just shrugged it off as one of those things that happens some times. Especially since our furnace was of the 2008 vintage.

And it would have probably stayed that way, had not the same thing happened again today. I left the House to run some errands and left the kids to nap with the sitter. By the time I came back, the temperature in the House was 63 degrees. Again, I went down to the basement, and reset the burner. Called the service company again. The technician came within minutes, as he usually does. At this point, I got a bit worried. The furnace to stop working twice in two weeks - not good. He gave it a thorough check and said the problem was... a dirty filter. He replaced it and cleaned the nozzle, and said we should be good. So, holding our fingers crossed, as the big snow is approaching.

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