A couple years ago, my wife and I bought a small cabin that was out in the woods.
There was an oil furnace in the cabin, which we had talked about taking out.
Since the furnace was in such good shape, we couldn’t see getting rid of it until we needed to. We made sure to change the air filter every time we were at the cabin. We also had a HVAC technician come out to the cabin and do inspections on the furnace I went up to the cabin on my own one weekend, so I could do some ice fishing. I woke up in the morning, and the cabin was as cold as the lake I was fishing on. I was sure there was ice on the floor because I thought I felt myself slide on the floor. I took a hot shower and rushed around trying to find out what was wrong with the furnace. I remembered changing the air filter and I had the HVAC tech out just a month earlier. I knew there had to be a problem, but I just wasn’t sure what it was. I was in a total quandary, so I went down into the furnace room to check out the furnace. There was this big red button with the word RESET written on it. I couldn’t believe fixing the furnace could be this easy, but I had to try. I read the instructions about holding the button in for ten seconds and letting it go. I held the red button in and counted to ten. The furnace came sparking to life the second the button came back up and I could feel the warmth coming from the air vents.