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Cooler temps bring out calls for furnace repairs

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For the past few frigid nights, many home furnaces have been running non-stop. And now repairmen are also running non-stop, fielding dozens of calls for broken down furnaces.

Technicians at Peters Heating and Air Conditioning say your furnace needs to be serviced once a year.

Otherwise, you could be left in the cold.

Peters Technician William Prichard says to remember that if you are adjusting the temperature in your home a lot, it's going to make the furnace run much more.

Prichard says most of the time a furnace stops working when easy steps could have been taken to prevent problems.

"Most common causes are just units aren't cleaned, air filter dirty. Getting as in snow now, some of the units use outside air for the burners and if the snow gets too high or get ice around it, it causes them not to work," Prichard said.

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