Childhood furnace trauma makes me nervous every day

Sometimes I find myself irrationally upset or anxious about things. I try to be a calm and level-headed human, but there are many times that I can’t pull it off. Often, I get overwhelmed with things going on in my world or I suffer from irrational fears and phobias. One of the most interesting phobias I have is the wintertime. Not only do I hate the dark, dreary days… But I’m honestly a bit afraid of using a central heating system every single day. I find it extremely dangerous and risky to rely on a large forced air furnace for all of my comfort and survival. I’m sure that most people don’t feel the same way about their central heating system. As far as I can tell, most folks are confident in their current air conditioning and heating system. There’s no reason to be overly paranoid about a massive air temperature management failure in today’s modern age where you can easily Google a professional heating and cooling repair dealership with emergency repair services. All of that being said, I can’t help but think back to a particularly difficult experience in childhood when we lost our heating system in the middle of a blizzard. When our furnace broke down and our heating and cooling technician couldn’t get to the house it actually was a survival experience in the brutal cold. We managed to get by with a ton of blankets and space heaters. However, that memory of losing our modern air temperature control equipment has never faded in my library of fears.

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