There was an HVAC intervention

A few years ago, I had recently moved to a new town to begin living with my partner, as the two of us had previously been doing long distance across the country.

I moved into her duplex, and got settled, however that evening, the two of us both started hearing a odd wheezing sound in the kitchen, almost like intermittent breathing.

It was totally freaky, so I got up to go investigate and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, but we both tossed and turned throughout the evening, jumping to the worst possible scenarios in our heads. In the day, our partner called our local HVAC corporation to come investigate, as the noise sounded like it was coming from the heater. When the HVAC tech finally arrived, she looked around all of our vents and didn’t seem to find anything; She finally was closely inspecting our wall heater, which is our primary source of heat on chilly nights, and resides in a corner of the kitchen, and our HVAC tech removed the grate from the front of our wall furnace and realized there was a partially melted kazoo in front of the pilot light. We then realized that when air would be produced from our heater, it would blow through the melted kazoo, hence creating a noise like creepy breathing. Our HVAC tech removed the kazoo and cleaned off all melted remnants of it from our HVAC unit, and our heating plan worked perfectly after that, which was amazing. The odd thing was, we still have no idea how the kazoo got there, and our partner had not heard the noise since the evening I moved in.

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