This could have been me one day last week. I got up, and the house felt chilly despite the wood stove cranking out it's heat. I looked at our thermostat, and the house was 67 degrees. The furnace was not running.
I went downstairs, pulled the filter out, and it started running again. Whew! Just a dirty filter!
That evening, George met me at the shop, and instead of going home, we decided to go out to eat, and see a movie. We saw Kevin Costner's Black or White. Great movie!
Our nice evening came to an abrupt halt when we got home though. The furnace was off again. And the fire in the woodstove was out.
We discovered the batteries in the thermostat had corroded. We cleaned that up, put in fresh batteries, and turned it back on. Yes! Heat!
But this morning, I got up. The house felt chilly. I looked at the thermostat. The house was 67 degrees. The furnace was off. I felt like I was in a real life Groundhog Day!
When George gets home from work, he will look into it further. Hopefully we just missed something. Like a mouse. In the fall, he took the furnace door off to do a little checkup before winter, and discovered a couple mice had climbed up into the furnace guts where they.........well, let's just say they met their Maker right there inside the furnace.
It's relatively warm for winter right now. 30's today. 40's tomorrow. But we are supposed to be back in the single digits by the weekend.
The woodstove is great, but it only does so much. We need that furnace!