No heat

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Furnace won't come on. :frostbite:

    It's not *that* cold today - 41 degrees. But, it's drizzly and damp and is supposed to drop below freezing tonight.

    I hope we can get it fixed before then.
  2. ML

    ML Guest

    I hope so too! keep us posted on this.
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Yeah, let us know. It's not good when you don't feel well to get chilled. Can a neighbor come in and tell you what may be wrong?
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Check the fuses in the fuse box and the heater may have it's own fuses too. We just had the heater's fuses blow last night.
  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I'm waiting for easy child to get home to check the breaker. I can't get to the electric panel. I'm kinda thinking (hoping) that might be it, because there is no indicator light on the furnace.

    I have a phone call into the heating and air company the landlord uses. They don't seem to be very reliable, though. They're supposed to come out twice a year for maintenance and they haven't been out this year at all.

  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Can you get a hold of an electric blanket for each of you? I wouldn't want to risk going thru the night without heat.
  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I hope it is fixed by now and that you are warming up.
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    One winter our furnace kept breaking down and we couldnt afford to keep getting it fixed. We made do with the little fireplace in the family room and a portable heater in the bathroom when we had to take a bath. It was pretty miserable because the way my house is made the main rooms are open and I cant really close them off easily with blankets.
  9. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    It was the breaker. What's weird is that it wasn't tripped - not even partially tripped like they do sometimes. But, easy child turned it off then back on and it works.
  10. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Glad to read it is back on.
  11. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Well at least you won't have the expensive cost of fixing the furnace. :)