My aunt called me this morning to remind me that I haven't been blogging and there has been activity in my house that needs to be shared. She is correct on both counts. We have moved most of our things in to the city house and have been sleeping there since Sunday. Christmas decorations are slowly coming out of their tubs and are being sprinkled around the house here and there. However, my husband has been tackling the biggest "new" project we have going on at the moment - heat.
Right after Thanksgiving, another cold spell arrived and we noticed the heater that we thought had been fixed was not keeping pace with the cold air. No matter where we set the temperature, the first floor remained cold. The technician came out for a second time and basically told us that the heater was firing up fine but there is no insulation under the flooring on the walk-in level. My husband bought roll after roll of insulation and has been stuffing the rafters in the basement in hopes of warming up the place. Unfortunately, yesterday morning the thermostat registered at 57 degrees. Thankfully, our bedrooms are on the second floor and we did not suffer in that condition.
Today, we had another heating and air company come out and give us a second opinion, which was not good news. They are recommending that we pull everything that is in place and covert to an new system which would include gas. The current system is all electric and should only be used as a back up system we have learned.
Needless to say, we are frazzled, furious and frustrated. Home inspection? Why did we even have one? Sellers? Now we know why you did a short sale so the house could be sold "as is." I am baffled. For the past two weeks as the house didn't heat I remember asking my husband, "how did a family live here before? Certainly this isn't all new?"
Lots of phone calls will be made today to see what can be done. Meanwhile, starting tomorrow we are predicted to have the coldest weather of the season hit. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.