When I first started up our gas oil furnace in early October, it acted strange. The oil furnace made a tremendous amount of noise, and a lot of dust blew from the vents. I assumed this was caused by resting idle throughout the Springtime, summer season and early fall. I hoped that after running for a few mornings, the system would work out the concerns. Unfortunately, this past Winter season was 1 of the coldest on record. The temperature plummeted to fifteen below zero, with a vicious wind chill and tremendous amount of snowfall. The oil furnace carried an unusually heavy workload and seemed to run always, I kept turning the thermostat higher and higher, and yet our home felt slightly frigid. There were cold spots and drafts in particular rooms. I really should have called an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C business for repair. Although I made sure to change the air filter every few weeks, I simply never found the time to schedule professional service. The horrible weather created a tremendous amount of work. I spent a lot of hours shoveling the driveway, brushing snow off our car, knocking icicles off the roof and scraping ice. I distraught that the back deck would collapse from the weight of the snow. I should have paid closer attention to the deteriorating performance of the oil furnace. My oil furnace quit while I was in the middle of the night, over the weekend, when the temperature had dipped to twenty-several below zero. There was simply no way to survive without heat until proper supplier hours on Thursday. I had no choice but to pay extra for emergency service. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C business confirmed that the malfunction was caused by the buildup of dust and contaminants within the inner really workings. He said that if I would have called when I first started up the oil furnace, a easy cleaning would have fixed the issue. Instead, I got stuck paying to replace numerous parts.