For a long time, my furnace just made a really ugly grinding noise.
I just ignored it since the furnace turned on reliably again and again.
What isn’t broken, don’t fix it right? Well, I should have seen it as a warning sign at the time. If you are proactive about servicing your furnace and keeping up with small repairs, you never pay large, expensive bills. I was paying huge energy bills every winter season in Terrell, Texas. I also wasn’t experiencing clean indoor air quality or a perfectly heated home. I didn’t realize that until later. I was only focused on that every season my furnace would get louder and louder. Then one day in the middle of a 30-degree night my furnace just stopped running. It was terrifying. The house got so cold. I ended up researching furnace repair in Terrell, Texas at 3 a.m. I called the local Terrell heater repair company and begged them to come to my house first thing in the morning. It was a Sunday of course so I had to pay for hours of repair work but it was worth it. The Texas furnace repairman was so nice. He figured out the issue was a bunch of loose connections inside my furnace. He did a lot of tightening, and oiling and there was a small part that had to be changed. If I would have serviced my furnace, it would have been a fraction of the cost. The after-hour fee, repair, and service ended up costing me an arm and a leg. I deserved it though.