What to do if your furnace is short circuiting

I’m about to lose my mind, and I mean it this time. I already have a pretty short temper and I’ve been called tightly wound more than a few times… so it isn’t much of a stretch to imagine my total destruction of this stupid furnace! I used to think that the heating system and I were comrades – in the deepest depths of winter we banded together to survive the snowstorms and below-zero temperatures. However, in the past two days, I’ve been completely betrayed by supposed air quality control ally. The trouble all started on Monday, when I woke up and got down to work, as usual. I work from home, so I have a pretty intimate relationship with our air temperature control equipment. I could tell almost immediately that morning that something was awry when the air temperature failed to increase as usual. I keep the thermostat nice and low at night, and the smart thermostat is programmed to increase the indoor air temperature starting at 8am. This day, however, the air quality never seemed to improve. I heard the furnace kick into gear repeatedly, but the heating system seemed to shut off as quickly as it started. I found myself continually getting up to monitor the thermostat and furnace, turning the temperature up degree by degree, but my efforts were futile. I’m freezing cold and have accomplished zero work today. The HVAC technician is on his way over, but I’m at my wit’s end. I don’t think I can take it much longer without breaking out the sledgehammer from our back shed, and attending to this busted heating system all on my own. 

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