I was seated on my bed, going through my socials.
It had been such a cold day, and there was even a snowstorm.
The snowstorm caused a lot of facilities like schools and other businesses to close down for a few days. For this reason, I was home and not at the office. It had been a slow morning because I was used to rushing out of the house every morning to beat traffic. With the thermostat set and a cup of hot chocolate, I sat on my bed, wrapped up in my favorite quilt. I was on my phone until I drifted off to sleep. A fire truck passing outside my apartment woke me up. After the sirens died down, I could hear another unusual sound. On further investigations, I discovered that it was the electric furnace. I needed help figuring out what was wrong. Fortunately, when I called the heating and cooling provider, they told me a team of HVAC technicians was finishing a job on my block and would pass by to work on my heater. Despite the noise, the heating and cooling system was doing a good job warming the house. It was fairly new HVAC equipment. The sound was so loud I could hear it from any part of the house. There was no way I could get any sleep in the evening. The heating contractor arrived early afternoon and started on the furnace/heater tune-up. It turned out that the boiler had a problem. I had a different furnace filter, and now I wanted another type to see if it would affect the air quality and help with indoor comfort. After the boiler repair, the noise disappeared. My central heater was back to optimum performance. What would we do without heating technology in these extreme weather conditions?