November 07, 2003

Furnace Check

So the furnace guy came this morning and said the smell is the smell of oil burning. When I first tried to turn the heat on as it became colder, it didn't work. So I had gone down to the basement and played around with all the buttons I could find. Apparently that red button on the side of the furnace was the reset button, which shouldn't be pushed more than twice because it squirts oil into the chamber. Well, it was probably pushed about 10 times between B and me. Oops. The actual power switch was inside the furnace. The repair person suggested we just keep the heat to try and burn off all the oil. He checked for carbon monoxide too but found none. Just to be safe, I'm off to buy carbon monoxide alarms and a new thermostat.

Posted by actionhero at November 7, 2003 12:51 PM