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By heatproblems - / Saturday 19 December 2009 20:10 / United States
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By  NotEven  |  0

Why can't they come fix it? It's called an emergency call, that's what they do. I can't believe a foot of snow is stopping any legitimate HVAC repairman from coming to your house. I would try calling someone else.

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  harmony88  |  0

In addition, you might turn off power to the heater (flip that switch in the breaker box). You might have to live without a few other things depending on what else that switch controls, but at least it'll control your electric bill.

By  NotEven  |  0

Why can't they come fix it? It's called an emergency call, that's what they do. I can't believe a foot of snow is stopping any legitimate HVAC repairman from coming to your house. I would try calling someone else.

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it's maryland, so a foot of snow is kind of a lot there. that means the roads are probably blocked, so the repairman can't get there. most places maryland and virginia south don't have the facilities to immediately clean up a foot of snow.

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  nomudkips  |  4

If there's not a lot of snow in Maryland, that means there's not a lot of snow PLOWS. So the roads will take a lot longer to clear than they would in somewhere that a foot of snow happens a few times a year.

By  pushmonk  |  0

Ummm.... just turn off the gas by the pilot light (there's a knob just for that), or do what the other guy said, if it's electric, and kill the breaker, or just unplug it.

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  boatkicker  |  4

Electric heating isn't usually plugged in. It's wired in. And if they live in an apartment they may not have access to the breaker which the heat is running on. Some apartments have screwy systems. OP, FYL. Call a different repair company. It may cost a little more than the one you called, but it probably wont cost you as much as your electric bill will if you dont get it fixed.

By  NotEven  |  0

Firstly, the OP said her electric bill was going to be high, so I am just guessing she has an electric furnace, no pilot light. Secondly, if you blow out the pilot light on a gas furnace without also turning off the gas, you are going to blow yourself the fuck up.

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