3 days of no heat!!

United States
March 15, 2017 4:13pm CST
We are being hit with a really bad snow storm. Most areas have a travel ban because the roads are so bad. A lot of places closed yesterday, and some areas remain closed today. When I got home from work yesterday, we noticed that the furnace wasn't working. It had been working in the morning, but stopped sometime in the afternoon. Hubby tried to get it going again, but couldn't. He called a company to come look at it, but due to driving conditions, they wouldn't come out yesterday. We went all night with no heat. Hubby took the day off work so they could come out today and look at the furnace. It needs a new gas valve. That is not a part they have on hand, it has to be ordered. It should be here by tomorrow. So I get to take tomorrow off and wait around for them to come fix the heat. Meanwhile we'll spend another night with no heat. It's 20 degrees outside, and windy. We're freezing! We have space heaters.. one in each bedroom. It helps. If we keep the bedroom doors closed it's not too bad.. But the rest of the house is like an ice box.. I seriously hope there are no other issues with getting the furnace fixed tomorrow!
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@AmbiePam (48570)
• United States
15 Mar 17
That's pretty bad. That sounds like two pairs of sweatpants sleeping weather.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
Yep.. I am wearing 2 pair of pants, and 2 shirts, and my robe. It's not too bad in my bedroom. I actually don't normally get heat in there anyway, so I always just have the space heater going, and it's a small room so that works well enough.
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@Corbin5 (102611)
• United States
15 Mar 17
So sorry this happened! Worst of times for a furnace to not be working. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the day that the furnace is fixed!!!
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• United States
16 Mar 17
It came back on during the night, so we woke up to a warm house! We're still getting it fixed so this doesn't happen again.
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@Corbin5 (102611)
• United States
16 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 Yippee! Yes, it is wise to have it fixed so there is not a repeat of no heat!
• United States
16 Mar 17
@Corbin5 Due to having a dirt basement, and it being damp down there, the likelihood that our furnace will last a good long while is slim. I want to move out of this house so badly! But we're nowhere near ready to start house hunting right now!
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
I asked someone on here a day or two ago what happens if the heat goes off. Maybe it was you! I can imagine you are really pleased to at least have space heaters. Hope the furnace gets fixed soon.
• United States
16 Mar 17
It decided to come back on sometime during the night, so we woke up to a warm house! We still have to get it fixed though so this doesn't happen again.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 That would have been nice. Waking up to warmth.
• United States
16 Mar 17
@JudyEv That was very nice.. 2 days of cold was really taking it's toll on the moods of everyone in the house!
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@shaggin (36547)
• United States
17 Mar 17
What a terrible time for the furnace to need repair in the middle of a blizzard . Our neighbors posted on Facebook they have had frozen pipes and no water since the storm hit. I told them to come over and get water to drink since we have a well but they haven't. I hope you got the furnace fixed now!
• United States
18 Mar 17
Yes it's been working since Thursday morning.. Our pipes froze a couple weeks ago, but thankfully only for a few hours.
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@shaggin (36547)
• United States
18 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 I had a hot water pipe burst once in my cellar. I could only think how much oil was wasted heating all that water lol
• United States
18 Mar 17
@shaggin I've had my basement flooded by rain water, but I've never had a pipe burst. We use PVC pipes so hubby can fix the plumbing himself if there ever are any problems.
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@Courtlynn (64159)
• United States
16 Mar 17
Man, I would go bonkers if I had no heat. Because I absolutely hate being cold. You couldnt go to a neighbors or relatives?
• United States
16 Mar 17
Nowhere to go, even if there were somewhere to go, the roads are awful and nobody should be driving. Space heaters helped a lot.
@Courtlynn (64159)
• United States
16 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 thats true .. just wish you were in a place with heat
• United States
16 Mar 17
@Courtlynn Well I have heat now..
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
16 Mar 17
What a time for it to go out. At least you are able to get it fixed tomorrow which is a Blessing in that weather
• United States
16 Mar 17
I would have preferred to have it fixed the first day it went out.. but yeah, 2 days is better than 2 weeks!
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@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
16 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 Hope it is working well now for you, so you can enjoy other things in life again.
• United States
17 Mar 17
@KrauseHome Yes, it is working well. One less thing to worry about!
@DianneN (75945)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I'm so sorry to hear that! What a rotten time for the furnace to break down. I'm glad you do have those space heaters, and hope the furnace is repaired soon. Here is a hug to keep you warm!
• United States
16 Mar 17
The heat decided to come back on sometime in the middle of the night, so luckily we woke up to a warm house! We still got the part fixed though.
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@DianneN (75945)
• United States
16 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 That's great!!!!!!!
@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
16 Mar 17
I hope all goes while. Winter weather came back and bite us all in the butt. Stay warm stay safe.
• United States
16 Mar 17
Thanks. It's warming up a bit out there now..
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
17 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 that's good
@much2say (38813)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I had wondered if everything was closed today like they said it might be yesterday - I had been wondering too about your pipes but oh no it was the heat! I imagine you guys are layered up right now - all bundled up! Well I hope you get that furnace fixed up a-ok tomorrow! Wish we could give you our heat . . . it feels like summer now!
• United States
16 Mar 17
Most things did not close yesterday. Work closed early, only because we were short staffed. We have 2 guys that live about an hour north, and the county they live in still had a travel ban, so the boss told them not to come in. Then 1 other kid called in, although he lives around the corner. So we closed at 3 instead of 4:30.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
16 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 So much to consider during snowy weather - including people's commutes to work!
• United States
16 Mar 17
I remember times like that when i lived in NY. Don't forget to leave your water faucets dripping so the pipes don't freeze. Good luck.
• United States
17 Mar 17
My pipes did not freeze although we had no heat. They did freeze about a week ago though when the temps were in the single digits!
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@RubyHawk (23203)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Mar 17
Gosh, that sounds bad. I hope they get it fixed soon. I would keep my sweat suits and quilts handy.
• United States
16 Mar 17
Yes, I wore 2 pair of pants and 2 sweaters, and sat on the sofa under a blanket with 2 space heaters in the room!
@youless (90886)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar 17
I see the terrible snow storm from TV and here everyday. The snow is so heavy. I am sorry to hear that you don't have the heat and it is so suffering. I hope everything will be fixed well and you can get back your heat in such a bad weather.