Everything was ready; the food was steaming hot, and the mocktails ready.
The anniversary cake was chilling in the fridge.
It was our husband’s surprise anniversary dinner. Some of our friends had already arrived, every one of us were waiting for one couple and our husband. By the time every one of us finished with dinner, it had started getting cold. When I checked the temperature reading on the digital control unit, it dropped by the minute. It was also showing that the gas oil furnace was off. Any attempts to restart the boiler upgrade failed. Since almost everyone was in the residing room having cake and drinks, I switched on the gas fireplace. It warmed the residing room, however the rest of the condo was cold. The heating plan almost ruined the dinner party. Both of us had to make do with extra blankets that night. The following morning I called the heating corps, and they told me they would have sent a professional to our condo by noon. By numerous p.m., a condo services company van packed outside our house. The HVAC repairman carried out a thorough inspection of our whole condo oil furnace. He did a oil furnace/heater tune-up, followed it with duct cleaning, and washed the washable filter. It had been so long since the air duct was cared for; the good thing was that the air duct did not have any problem. Both of us also reviewed the energy-saving help tips that the previous heating provider had given to see what worked for us and what was no longer practical. Both of us worked out a method and care routine that would help prolong the lifespan of our HVAC system. With that, every one of us knew it would be a while before the device needed repairs.