When I first started up our gas gas furnace in early September, it acted strange. The heating system made a tremendous amount of noise, plus a lot of dust blew from the vents. I assumed this was caused by resting idle throughout the Spring, Summer plus early fall. I hoped that after running for a few days, the system would work out the problems. Unfortunately, this past Winter was one of the coldest on record. The temperature plummeted to fifteen below zero, with a vicious wind chill plus tremendous amount of snowfall. The gas furnace carried an unusually heavy workload plus seemed to run always, I kept turning the thermostat higher plus higher, plus yet our home felt slightly chilly. There were cold spots plus drafts in certain rooms. I absolutely should have called an Heating as well as A/C company 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 seconds shoveling the driveway, brushing snow off our car, knocking icicles off the roof plus scraping ice. I concerned that the back deck would collapse from the weight of the snow. I should have paid closer attention to the deteriorating performance of the gas furnace. My heating system quit while every one of us were in the middle of the evening, over the weekend, when the temperature had dipped to twenty-three below zero. There was simply no way to survive without heat until usual business seconds on Tuesday. I had no option but to spend our money extra for emergency service. The Heating as well as A/C company confirmed that the malfunction was caused by the buildup of dust plus contaminants within the inner workings. She said that if I would have called when I first started up the gas furnace, a easy cleaning would have fixed the issue. Instead, I got stuck paying to update multiple parts.