It is a lovely 7*F out there this morning. And, of course, the furnace stopped working sometime overnight. Brr.. It was 60 in here when I got up at 7:15 this morning. I initially thought that maybe the system just hadn't shifted yet. We've got a programmable thermostat and I'm not sure when V has it set to kick in for the day on the weekends. But, no, it just isn't working.
I woke V and rolled him out of bed. We've tried resetting it, we replaced the batteries in the thermostat, he has done all the diagnostics he can do. We've got a 'low pressure valve fault' whatever that means.
So, we've got a call in to the local heating place. V left a message but we haven't heard back. I'm sure that this won't be a cheap visit.
I baked some muffins for breakfast to fire up the oven. I've been thinking that I need to bake some holiday cookies- maybe today is the day....
It's just noon and we've got heat. Woo Hoo!!
Originally, the repair guy thought that we would need a new induction motor (think $$$$$$) but it turned out that we didn't. Whew! It seems that somehow the condensation outflow pipe had gotten clogged and water had backed up to the valve, triggering the fault that kept the system from firing. So, no parts needed. But one thing, V found and downloaded the service manual for this furnace model so hopefully we'll be better able to trouble shoot in the future.
Now, back to cookies!!