I travel a lot for work and right before I was scheduled to go on a business trip before breaking off for winter, the water supply suddenly went off.
Calls to the water company confirmed that there was a pipe that had a burst.
Because I was used to opening the faucet as there was always water I had opened the faucet in the bathtub and when I realized there was no water, I forgot to close it. I then went on my business trip. When I returned, I was surprised to find my house soaking wet. The first thing I checked was my electric heating system. Since it was located in the basement, water had drained into the basement and caused the central heating unit to short circuit and power off. I called the HVAC tech for assistance and he told me not to switch it on. I then contacted the building manager to help get rid of the water from my residence. This was also a good opportunity to have the servicemen perform a furnace/heater tune-up on the ductless HVAC at my premises. I had not scheduled one of these since boiler installation about three years ago. The entire system was soaked with water and the water also damaged my oil heater and a space heater that I kept on the floor in the basement. The experts determined that I needed a new heating unit and best of all a geo heat pump since the current one was completely destroyed by water. This new unit would be efficient as it was a heating and air conditioning unit. It came with a list of energy saving help tips as well as a wireless thermostat provided by the heating corp.