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Furnace technicians busy with extreme cold

GREAT BEND, Kansas - The drop in the temperatures means more people are finding themselves waking up to cold houses and furnaces breaking down. 
 
"Yeah, the phones definitely have been very busy the past couple days with the colder weather coming on," said Gary Wondra, HVAC Manager Steuder Contractors.
 
Broken furnaces don't just leave your house cold, there's other risks too.     
 
"You know especially units that are over 10 or 15 years old didn't have near as many safety features and things as units do today. However, you know any unit is capable of producing carbon monoxide and sending that through out the house."
 
One simple thing you can do is check your furnace filter.
 
"Well, usually, you'll see a buildup on the filter, and once you start to see that buildup, you know the more buildup that gets put on there, the more airflow gets cut down, and more problems can arise from that," said Wondra.
 
But beyond checking and changing a filter, everything else should be left to professionals.
 
"Yeah, definitely, like I say it's definitely a good idea to have a furnace check usually towards the start of the season."
 

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