Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grayson's new (warm) house

Do you feel a breeze?!  Last night Brandon and I were up late and suddenly heard an AWFUL sound coming from our HVAC.  It sounded like fan blades eating something metal.  We immediately RAN down the stairs and shut it off.  Brandon was able to get the front off and we quickly realized that it was the inductor blower on the front.  Several (almost half) of the plastic blades inside the fan part of the unit had broken off and were getting eaten by the remaining blades.  Not a good sign, since it was in the teens outside. 

After scrambling and calling several companies, we finally got 1 company to answer and they pretty much told us we were out of luck because the manufacturer of our HVAC, York, doesn't have any parts suppliers in our area.  Pretty much everyone we called didn't answer, and the ones that did, told us it would have to be ordered.  Brandon made a late night trip to Walmart and picked up another space heater to keep our bedroom warm (Grayson already has one to keep his room consistently warm at night) and we left the water dripping to keep the pipes from freezing.  We finally got to bed around 2:30 a.m. and by 7 when Grayson woke up, the house temp was down to 61.  We immediately started calling supply companies in Indy and the surrounding areas trying to find our inductor.  Finally we found one in Louisville that actually had the part!!!  Brandon's wonderful Dad was able to go pick it up and meet Brandon halfway so we could install it ASAP.  Amazingly the little radiator heater that Brandon picked up was able to heat the living room all the way to 69 by the time Brandon got back.  Brandon got home and was amazingly able to install it himself and now our house is warm again!!!!!!  YAY!!

And for the "And they lived happily ever after" moment...

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