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Furnace Repair Calls on the Rise in Central Ohio
COLUMBUS (Andrew Michael/Ken Hines) -- Many central Ohioans received unwelcome surprises when they attempted to turn on their homes' heating systems for the first time in months.
Buckeye Heating & Cooling employees have received several recent calls from customers who discovered that their homes' furnace is not functioning properly during the current autumn cool-down.
The increased business has been significant enough to cause a one day delay in the completion of service calls.
Buckeye worker Jeff Welsh advises that homeowners take precautions to make sure their furnaces are working properly before temperatures dip even lower.
"Change your filters regularly, on a monthly basis, or an every other monthly basis," Welsh said.
Dirty air filters can cause a furnace's motors to work extra hard, and can lead to the inefficient heating of a home.
Homeowners can also keep heating costs down by making sure their thermostats are set at constant temperatures to avoid burning excess fuel.