Not fun waking up to snow this morning! But we know that snow in April is short lived, so I wasn’t too worried when our house was cold and we had no heat. But then…
after a quick check of a few cold radiators, no windows open, no doors open (it happens!). I knew to check our programable thermostat.
Blank. It was blank. So, I thought, do I call our technicians at Owens now? Or do I wait until next fall? I do have a preventive maintenance agreement. I decided to fiddle around with the thermostat and see what I could do. Fifteen minutes into it…blank. Still nothing but BLANK. So I made the call, scheduled the appointment. They were coming out right away. So responsive, but then our dispatcher mentioned something about batteries. Nope, had not thought of that! Our insightful dispatcher told me how to take off the cover and take out the batteries. A quick switch with new ones and voila, it lit up. All is working fine. Imagine that, a quick, simple fix with just new batteries!
I’m sure the dispatchers are still making fun of me. It’s not the first, nor will it be the last.
Lesson learned; it’s often something simple, such as batteries, on/off switch, a really dirty filter, a clogged outside vent, a bird….There are a lot of little things that can lead to a small breakdown! I have resolved to keeping a list, and to keeping new batteries around!
Come on summer!