Well, we got hammered by this polar vortex thing. Late Monday afternoon, our furnace stopped working. It was running but not blowing out much warm air. The temperature fell a degree every fifteen or twenty minutes. So I dragged out our two tiny space heaters. I like them because they are pretty safe for space heaters. They plug right into the outlet, no cord to trip over, or for the dogs to chew on. They have a thermostat so they automatically turn off when the set temperature is reached. Less likely to cause a fire as long as you don't put stuff too close to it. I put one in the living room, one in our bedroom. My grand daughter was on her own! LOL! I also turned on the oven ( electric ). Then the water line to the toilet in the upstairs bathroom froze, so we couldn't flush. I dragged out my hair dryer, turned it on high and aimed it right at the pipe coming out of the wall. Getting it set up and aimed right was quite a challenge. It took about an hour and a half for the pipe to thaw, but it finally did. I would have gone to bed, but I had to finish watching the Lifetime movie. About three o'clock I finally turned off the oven, and went to bed. When I got up this morning, the damn line was frozen again, but I had left the hair dryer in place. I figured it would happen again since it is going to be just as cold today. It only took about half an hour to thaw it this time. I told my husband I would get up early and call the furnace place. He said he would call right away, Monday evening around 7 or 8 pm. Someone actually answered the phone and a service guy called back right away. He came today and fixed the furnace.
YEA C & C WEST Heating and Air Conditioning. Good work, fast response and reasonable prices.