I had had enough of that heater.
I had already spent so much on heating repairs and improvements, but it kept demanding more if it was not a up-to-date oil furnace filter.
It was the other. The official oil furnace maintenance was proving to be no good. Whenever I complained about it, my daughter reminded myself and others that the boiler was older than all our ages put together as she liked to put it. I was well aware that the unit had exceeded its expected lifespan, but what was I to do? I only had enough to get us by since my partner fell ill and could no longer work. At the rate at which things were escalating, we would have to cancel the annual Heating, Ventilation and A/C service system and pray for a miracle. At work, a colleague who was also a buddy was searching for heat and AC products when I passed by her desk. In my mind, all I could guess of was that anything to do with the heating industry was not a matter of life and death. On Sunday day, when I was getting ready to do laundry, my sibling-in-law came to my beach house and handed myself and others an envelope. It was a voucher for the local heating dealership, she told myself and others that her siblings and mine, and a few friends had chipped in so that we could have a up-to-date oil furnace/heater replacement. This brought instant tears to my eyes. The gift was incredibly thought out. In several afternoons, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C tech had been to our beach house so that she could assess the type and size of the unit we needed. We had opted for an electric gas furnace that would incorporate radiant floors. The cherry on top was that we would also be getting a wireless.