Sunday, February 04, 2007

Furnace saga continues

Well Lem did check out my chimney and there really wasn't anything blocking it. Then he looked at the furnace. Now here is the part were I accept all responsibility for my heating woes. He noticed that it was gunked up with black stuff. Apparently I failed to clean it for the past 5 years. The last guy I had come in to cleaned offended me so badly I refused to bother with anyone else. So I've learned my lesson. And for a short while the broiler worked. The radiators got all warm and I got happy and then the Carbon Monoxide alarm went off. And I turned the heat off. Then the radiators got cold and I got sad.
Now I am keeping the place warm with a bunch of heater fans and I'm planning to go out and find other heating sources because I give up. I planned to get rid of that broiler anyway and I really don't want to throw anymore money at it. Also talking about my heating woes to any poor slump who'd listen, I was told to look into a gas fireplace by a few people. They swear those things put out a lot of heat and can work during a power failure.
So in 2 weeks I'll have my list. Well now I do have a list of the major things it's just the thousand little things, like doorbells, that I need to write up.



At 2/04/2007 9:51 PM, Anonymous jimbo said...

I have an extra electric space heater you can borrow! Last year my heat was controlled by the cheap upstairs neighbors, while I froze in the basement. After the landlord fixed that problem I was left with an extra space heater.

At 2/04/2007 9:56 PM, Blogger Mari said...

Is this part of your nefarious plot to get rid of your crap? I'll take it. You have my number.

At 2/05/2007 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have an original fireplace on the lower level that was converted to a gas fireplace several years ago. It is a strong heat source. It will warm the entire level, and you can feel the heat rising up the staircase to the next level. Highly recommended.

- Stoma

At 2/07/2007 5:20 PM, Anonymous pinky said...

do yourself a favor and get the furnace fixed. you could inadvertantly start a fire with all those space heaters.

At 2/09/2007 10:30 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

Call us if you get too cold. I mean it.

(bl, logged in as N.)


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