Whatever happened to cause that sound from the basement, it definitely got my attention.
By the time I had my robe on, I knew it had to be the gas oil furnace & I was already cussing myself.
I hurried to the basement as fast as I could. When I got down there, I could smell acrid smoke in the air & hear the ticking of tepid metal. I knew that couldn’t be good. It was so cold outside that there was no way all of us were getting through the night separate from some Heating, Ventilation & A/C heating. So I went back upstairs to call the Heating, Ventilation & A/C corporation. My wifey met me in the living room with a pair of space heaters. I know had it not been in the single digits, all of us might have tried to get through the night. But she & I both knew a pair of space heating systems just wasn’t going to get it done. I sure did not want to have the pipes freeze & have a whole other repair bill for that. So I called for emergency Heating, Ventilation & A/C service & gritted my teeth. The Heating, Ventilation & A/C company took hardly any time at all to get to us. I know he was there in like 15 minutes. I literally only took him about 25 minutes to fix whatever was wrong with the gas oil furnace. What I do feel for sure is it was a worn part. The Heating, Ventilation & A/C professional did pass along that had I gotten the Heating, Ventilation & A/C heating service, this would never have happened. I knew this of course when I started cussing myself on the way to the basement because I forgot.