Why we should move to Florida - Reason #57

OK...so, I don't have 56 other reasons to move to Florida, but after last night and this morning, I'm sure I could come up with at least 2 or 3 reasons.

Let me preface all this by saying, it is currently 7 degrees outside, with a wind chill of -13.

Yeah that's right. It feels like it's 13 degrees below zero.

And last night, when it was at least 20 below zero, our furnace died. We came home from my parent's house and it was 65 degrees in our house. When it's THAT cold outside, 65 degrees inside is NOT warm.

So, 2 hours and $175 later....the HVAC repair guy tells us that the pipe running from the furnace to the outdoors (where the air vents out of the furnace) is iced over. As in, the steam is freezing in the sub-zero temps.


How did he fix it? With a coat hanger. Yeah, a freakin' coat hanger -- to scrape off the ice that had accumulated inside the pipe. (Uh-huh...$175 worth of work, my ass).

That lasted for all of 8 hours. The damn thing re-froze this morning at 6 a.m. (Kevin fixed it) and then again at 8 a.m. (Again, fixed by Kevin). So now, we must McGuyver-rig something to block the artic air from freezing the pipe again. UGH. I HATE winter. Hate it.

Florida sure sounds nice right now.

1 comment:

  1. Except in Florida, you have the same experience, only this time with air conditioning.