It was about 5° quarter last night then it was supposed to be.
I didn’t have the heater on until after midnight when I no longer could bear the cold.
When the heater came on, it made a very loud and strange sound. I turned off the heater and turned it back on and the same sound happened again. I decided to leave the heater on even though it was making noises. I had to get the cold air out of the house and the heater was the only way I knew how. When the system shut down completely, I know I made a mistake when I left it on. I contacted an emergency service company in Sioux Falls, SD. The emergency service professional was already responding to a call. The dispatch officer told me that she would call me when the service technician was finished. I did not receive a telephone call from the service company until 4:00 in the morning. At that time, the lady from the Sioux Falls heating and air conditioning repair company told me that emergency service crews would not be able to fix the heater until the morning. She had a first a.m. appointment that was 7:00 and I took that appointment. I probably could have called a different heating company in Sioux Falls, but it was already after 4:00 and 7:00 a.m. was only a couple of hours away. I was already through the coldest part of the night anyways and waiting but not having to pay an expensive emergency service fee.