I woke up around 5am to the smell of burning. I'm not sure what really woke me up, maybe the cat. The smell in the air reminded me of the fumes created when I use a heat gun to strip paint from the old wood trim. I listened for noises and heard nothing. I could tell the house was cold even from under the covers.
I got up, got dressed and checked the indoor HVAC unit in the basement. Sure enough, the fan was running at about half speed. The transformer I replaced last summer was buzzing a lot louder than normal. I switched the breakers off and built a fire in the basement heater.
A little research on google tells me I need to either replace the capacitor for the fan blower's motor or the transformer. I'm going to try both since I have to drive almost an hour to find the parts I need. Wish me luck.
It's 18 degrees. The sun is just beginning to peek through the trees out back. The high today should be a whopping 34 degrees. Tonight, we should see temps in the low teens. There's still snow on the ground from Sunday. And I'm out of firewood. Just great.
12:50pm - 27 degrees in the sun. 54 indoors. The heat is back on after replacing a $3.84 relay on the blower motor. I also replaced the transformer that has been buzzing since it was replaced last year. Apparently it's supposed to buzz as this one does too. The temperature is slowly rising.
Bought some seeds at Wal-Mart from their 20 cents rack. Mostly veggies.