I was in the south for three months as a long form of getaway. I have a house down there that I maintenance up & eventually I will live there full time. Unfortunately, I still need to make the journey up to the north time & time again. I have to make sure the northern house has not completely fallen apart. Usually I come back from the south to a frosty home. This time, I came back to a chilly home. The house heating method is always set to low heating mode when I leave. The reason is that I can’t leave an unheated home. The pipes would freeze & burst if I did not have some heating when the temperatures get cold. Well, the oil furnace must have quit a while ago & because there was no heating. Thankfully the pipes were safe, however the house was super cold. I arrived around midnight last night & was attempting our own oil furnace repair. I tried cleaning it, oiling it & changing the furnace filter. Nothing fixed our furnace. I finally gave up & went to bed. I have heated blankets, so it was no big deal to not have heating for a night. Now, I am dealing with a oil furnace repair, and dealing with an unheated lake house all day is going to stink. So I am looking at paying emergency oil furnace repair for a house that I don’t even want to be in. I should have had someone check the house or gotten a smart temperature control. I would have been aware that the oil furnace died earlier.