Where I live in the south, people actually run their air conditioners on Christmas! While kids are playing in the snow up north and everyone else is tuning up their heating systems, the kids here are swimming and the parents are wondering when it’s going to be cool enough outside to turn off their air conditioner and open the windows to get some kind of fresh air into their homes; This past Christmas season was another hot one for me, so it was a big shock just a month later to wake up to very freezing cold weather in the temperatures.
This was one of those rare and unusual times when I would need to turn on the heater in my household, and but when I turned on the heater, it did nothing but blow very cold air at me.
I might as well have been running the air conditioner system unit! My central heating system isn’t usually important to our comfort, so I hadn’t had any HVAC check ups or tune ups on the unit in years. I called a local Heating and Air Conditioning supplier to see if they could send a professional out for a quick repair to fix it, but was told that it would be 2 days before anyone could service the heater of ours. I had to wear a large warm coat inside and buy a section heating system, also known as a portable space heater for our home to survive until the Heating and Air Conditioning professional could come repair our central heater, and from now on, you can bet I will schedule normal timed repair!