When my partner got home from work I told him that I thought the boiler had broken because the heat would not come on
This time of year can be unquestionably confusing when it comes to heating your home. Spring offers several wonderful advantages and opportunities to get out into fresh air, work in your yard on warmer days, and even open up your windows for the first time in months. That was the case this past weekend when temperatures reached the low seventies. I was so happy to open up the windows and air out our house after the long freezing winter. My partner, being the frugal man that he is, decided that he should turn off all forms of heat in the house already. I would have thought he would simply adjust the thermostat, but no, he shut the plan right down. I am not sure why he did this because our weather is unquestionably unpredictable and we could easily have snow tomorrow for all we know. In the Northeast the general rule is that you are not safe until after Memorial Day, and anyway, today the temperatures were only in the low fifties and I never even gave the heat a second thought. I assumed that my partner would have turned the system back up but when I got home after work the house was down to sixty degrees. I was frosty! I tried turning the heat up but it didn’t turn on at all. When my partner got home from work I told him that I thought the boiler had broken because the heat would not come on. He looked guilty and headed straight down to the basement to relight the pilot light and within an hour our house was back to a normal seventy-two degrees. He apologized for jumping the gun on shutting the plan down and for not telling me that he had done it..