Our first significant snowfall and cold snap arrived this week. As it happens, they coincided with a hiccup in our heating system.
When we woke up on Tuesday morning, the temperature inside was down to 13 degrees (55 fahrenheit). Outside it was -5. Brrr.
Definitely a day for breakfast in bed under the covers.
Fortunately, a service tech from our geothermal company (Waterloo Energy Products) arrived by 8am and by 8:30 the heat pump was chugging again.
It turned out we needed a new capacitor (the cylinder in the centre of the photo below), which is apparently a fairly inexpensive part (we haven’t received the invoice yet).
We’ve had our geothermal system for more than five years, and we’ve been really happy with our choice to go geo. While at first we knew next to nothing about geothermal, now we’re huge endorsers of this system.
While he was here the tech checked the rest of our setup and everything seemed to be in good shape. Which is good as the cold snap is continuing. Yesterday was -18 but felt like -27. Yipes.
Baxter has yet to take his turn at serving breakfast in bed.
That’s not a fun surprise to wake up to.
But that picture of Baxter is hilarious!
He’s always our bright spot. 🙂
Brrr!! What a time to have that happen. But it sounds like incredibly excellent customer service from the company. To have it fixed by 8:30 AM is super quick!
I LOLed at Baxter – not what I was expecting when you wrote that! It must have been really chilly for him to stay under there.
Our geo company has been outstanding from the start.
Mr. B has not been doing well with the cold so far. He likes lots of layers and staying indoors these days.
Goodness, not the greatest surprise to wake up to That picture of Baxter under the covers is adorable. My girl Missy likes to be all tucked in as well.
We bought that sleeping bag with the intention of using it in an outdoor dog house for him. Obviously that has not happened. We tease him often that he would not do well as an outdoor dog.