We got back from New Jersey today, to a house that was 29° warm. Apparently our boiler had stopped working sometime while we were gone, as the water level dropped too low and initiated the auto cutoff. As the temperature dropped a radiator cracked in the kitchen. We’re currently working on getting the house back up to temperature—47° as I write this—and not having any pipes burst as things thaw out.
At least we’ve proof that our snowblower works.
Sigh. I wish I had known how complicated and troublesome steam heat was before we got into this mess.