By heatproblems - 19/12/2009 20:10 - United States

Today, I can't get my heat to turn off. It is currently 87 degrees Fahrenheit in my house, and my heat is running non-stop. It's about 20 degrees outside with over a foot of snow on the ground, so a repairman can't come out to fix it. My electricity bill will be about $1000. FML
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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.

Open a window, that'll at least make it more comfortable.

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Open a window, that'll at least make it more comfortable.

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.

If you have an external breaker, you could call your electric company and ask them if they can power off your house if you're that stuck.

OMG!!!!! UR A FAILURE!!!!

ahahaha that sucks

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.

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.

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.

Mr. Stereotype, Maryland gets a lot of snow, it's not anything unique. If it were South Carolina, then you'd have an argument.

haha I love how the date when u posted this comment is exactly when the maryland winter blizzard of 09 happened.

Hah I live in Minnesota an a foot of snow is NOTHING to what we get in the winter!

Go to your circuit breaker and turn off the one that controls the heating/cooling...

this. in fact, the exact same thing happened to my friend last winter, he just flipped the breaker switch off until someone could come fix it.

OMGWTF CAPS LOCK.

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.

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.

If they live in an apartment, chances are they don't have to pay electric bills.

Actually you usually don't pay sewage, trash, or water. Electricity you often pay though. C:

@55: O Rly? I 'ardly know 'er! http://xkcd.com/259/ @0: Cutting off the power source for any heater will work well.

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.

open the windows and contribute to global warming. and start saving your money.

dude...that wont contribute to global warming at all......

Or save money...

Still using power, which is usally made by burning fossil fuels. Dumb ass

number 152 your picture is funny

or you could just unplug the unit??