100 degrees inside, freezing outside

A vacant house apparently breaks HVAC.

About 18 months ago, the blower motor conked out, allowing the compressor to run for who knows how long.

This time the thermostat got screwed up, running the heater for many hours. The heat was at 62, but the inside was probably 100 degrees before our house watcher discovered it.

I dashed home and swapped in a new thermostat.I hope for the best!

Looks like all our fishies survived. [CORRECTION: all three ghost shrimp and a Mickey Mouse fish died within 2 weeks. And the fish tank is now leaking.] I opened all windows in that room to introduce 32 degree air and threw a load of ice on top.  After 20 minutes, the water temp was still 87, so I threw another load of ice. Doesn’t this look weird?
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I hate to think how much natural gas we churned through getting the house that hot on a 32 degree day.

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