Alas! poor Trane. I knew him, dear readers; a fellow of infinite blow, of most excellent heating; he hath warmed me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those temperatures that I will miss I know not how oft. Where be your freon now? your aux heat? your air? your flashes of readiness, that were wont to set the heat on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own air conditioning? quite broken? Now get yet to my living room chamber, and tell the repairman, let him put a new unit in, to this favor he must come; make it warm again. ~A really bad parody of Hamlet
Our heat pump died today. It dying gasps flooded the house with frigid air last night, then it passed. Because of efficiency improvements, we can not just replace the unit, but the whole system. The good news, we'll be more energy efficient and do our part for the environment. As far as bad news, well only about 5900 reasons why this is bad. And to think I kidded my wife about getting a kerosene heater for Christmas.