I knew there was a concern with the heating system, every so often, I would hear a small boom coming from the heating system. I called the Heating and Air Conditioning supplier who recommended I turn the heating system off until the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman got there. They were sending him to the house as soon as possible. She made the situation sound so dire, that I turned the heating system off, and put my jacket on when it began to get cold. An hour later, the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman was at the door. He headed directly to the heating system room and started toiling on the heating system. I heard a loud boom come from the heating system, that reverberated through the ductwork. I opened the basement door, hoping I wasn’t going to see any flames. The Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman appeared to be temporarily stunned, but he said he was okay. Apparently there was a gas pocket. When he touched a wire, the gas pocket lit, which caused the boom. He said he wasn’t going to get the heating system repaired any time soon, and asked if I had somewhere to go for the night? I could particularly call my mom, best friend, or even my fiance, although I didn’t want to leave the house. He said it was supposed to get entirely chilly that night, and if there were more gas pockets, even a space boiler could cause a spark. He scared me enough that I called my mom and asked if I could spend the night there. I told her I would explain why when I got there because I didn’t want her worrying about the heating system if I didn’t arrive instantly.