We’ve had our heater turned off for a few days, due to nice weather. This morning it got down to 36F degrees outside, and it started to feel chilly inside, so I turned the heater back on.
After about 15 minutes, I heard a really loud bang, and then a weird noise that sort of sounded like the cats trying to get through the barrier to the laundry room door. Except the cats were both upstairs. So I turned on the light and looked, and saw water (or something) running all over around the heater. That was when I turned the whole system off, and after talking it over with my wife, we called an HVAC service company. It took 3 different calls, but someone called me back and said he could take a look – and their company rates are $98/hr. for after-hours service calls.
Sure we can afford it, by taking money away from replacing a window. I just wish that I hadn’t turned it on – because the afternoon high today is supposed to reach 73F degrees.