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