Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Well.....for all that talk I didn't weigh myself today. Not because I didnt want to...but life kinda got in the way. This morning we awoke at about 5....I don't know what woke me up..but I decided to go to the bathroom. BRRRR it was cold. Todd got up at the same time (same reason I guess) and he commented on how cold it felt. He went out to the thermostat...."Uhhhh MF it says it's 50 degrees in here" It showed that it was 23 outside...and the heat pump/fan was not running AT ALL. The thermostat showed the aux heat on...but it was blowing COLD air....obviously at 50 degrees inside. Todd went out and checked the breaker on the heat pump...all was well. We flipped the indoor breaker to shut down the heating system totally...hoping to reset it. We waited, we turned it back on....Todd noticed that we had the option for 'emergency heat'....well this sounded like an emergency...so he chose that option. It ran and it was blessed warm air for about 5 seconds...and then silence......we waited for the heat pump to re-set itself again. I don't know what happened but when it kicked back on this time, the aux heat came back on and it seemed warm. The aux heat worked for us and brought us up to 'livable' temps within the next hour...but by that time, I had already forgotten about weighing in........oh yeah, I'd already also made pancakes (with pecans for Todd) and fried up a little bit of turkey sausage..

We are trying to stay closer to home because we dont' know what's up with the heating system....the guy will be here late this afternoon/early evening.

4 comments:

Deborah said...

Every day I say a little prayer that nothing happens to my heat pump. The repair persons live about 3 hours away and wouldn't be able to come on the same day that I called them. That's one of the reasons I had propane put in as a second source of heat.

The first winter I lived in the cabin I didn't have propane and when it gets around zero the heat pump just can't keep up. I had a kerosene heater but didn't want to let it run at night. I got up one morning with the heat pump working it's little fans to death and it was 40 degrees in here. I had to go to the store that day and ran into someone that said it was so cold when she got up that she hand to climb into the refrigerator to get warm. Now that's cold!

--cara said...

50 degrees??!!!

Man! Did you have icicles hanging from your noses??

Whew! I thought it was cold the other night when it was 65 in the house. I can't imagine 50.

Donna B said...

Hope by the time you read this your heat pump is fixed. We had the opposite issue this summer, where the air was blowing hot air! Luckily is was a minor repair, but I know our heat pump is quite old. We have a home owners warranty that pays for the repairs minus a small deductible, so they won't replace it until it completely dies.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Donnalouise, Donna or DC said...

heating problems - no fun!!! Hopefully it's nothing major or costly. You need both heat and extra money at this time of year.