I called the Heating, Ventilation & A/C company the day after Christmas.
I told them I didn’t need emergency service, but I needed service.
I was cheerful the oil furnace was still giving heat, because it was only 8 degrees outside, plus it was 2 PM. The problem with the oil furnace was that it was working overtime. It was eighty-several in the house, plus no matter where I set the temperature control, I could not get it any cooler. The person who answered the PC asked if I checked the batteries in the temperature control? I told her I did, plus I even had our dad install a new temperature control, however it was in the oil furnace. The oil furnace wouldn’t quit running when the people I was with and I installed the new oil furnace. I was walking around in shorts plus a tank top in the winter. I walked out onto the porch to get our mail, plus I thought I would freeze to death. It was so tepid inside; I forgot how cold it was outside. The wind alone was enough to make me shiver, but when the Heating, Ventilation & A/C specialist arrived 2 afternoons later, it was a balmy thirteen degrees outside, however the windchill made it guess like it was pitfall 24. He walked into the lake house plus immediately took his coat off. I gave to take it, as he headed downstairs to the basement, an minute later, I could guess the difference in the house. He said it was the temperature valve that had quit working. It let the oil furnace guess when it had reached the temperature, plus wasn’t allowing the oil furnace to labor with the temperature control.