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Local Company Handling Double the Service Calls to Check Furnaces

KETTERING -- Guy Geiger doesn't play around when it comes to getting his home checked out to keep up with the changing seasons.

"At least twice a year we do air-conditioning in the spring we do furnace in the fall," Geiger said.

And now is the time, since temperatures have been dropping, you want to get one of these technicians in before you turn on the heat.

"We check for carbon monoxide we check for cracks in the heat exchanger making sure there's no combustion leaking into the house that could put you in danger," said Service technician Larry Riggs.

Right now Butler Heating and AC comes to about  60 homes a day, doubling the service calls on an average day.

"Humidifiers, air cleaners, things like that need to be changed to prolong the life of your furnace," said Riggs.

"They make sure my furnace is running correctly so that keeps my DP&L bill down because I am maximizing everything on purchasing," said Geiger.

And with all the test ran in his home, Geiger's furnace will be good to go this winter.

"It's as much a comfort feature as it is a safety feature," Geiger said.

It will cost you  about $100 to get everything checked, but it's a cost that could save you more in the long run.

"We catch it before he becomes an emergency issue when you're calling us on the weekend or evening when it cost a little bit more," said Riggs.

Technicians also remind you to make sure your home is winterized and insulated because that will make a big difference on your energy bill and obviously the efficiency of your furnace.

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