When the heating went out at our church, we weren’t sure what to do

Of course, without the church’s thermostat to control the heating system, the place wasn’t exactly getting any warmer! We have a big old oil furnace in the basement that heats the church pretty well most of the time.

Last week, it was Christmas and we were having a big Christmas Eve service at our church. We had been planning for this particular service for months and everything was planned out to the smallest detail. We just knew the service was going to be perfect and we were very excited for the big event! Then, the morning of Christmas Eve, I got a frantic phone call from one of the cleaning ladies at the church. She said that when she had come in that morning, the church was really cold. She went to turn the heating on and when she went to the thermostat unit in the back hallway, she found that the thermostat wasn’t working. She said she messed around with the thermostat unit for a while and she even changed the batteries, but nothing helped. The thermostat just wasn’t working. Of course, without the church’s thermostat to control the heating system, the place wasn’t exactly getting any warmer! We have a big old oil furnace in the basement that heats the church pretty well most of the time. We even had it serviced by our commercial HVAC company a couple of months before, but apparently they hadn’t checked our thermostat out very thoroughly. After I hung up with the cleaning lady, I immediately called the emergency HVAC line for our commercial HVAC company. Even though it was a holiday, I told them that they were going to have to send an HVAC technician out right away. I couldn’t stand the thought of our service being ruined by a lack of heating!

 

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