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Heating Crews Slammed, Busy Fixing Broken Furnaces

BEAVERCREEK -- In a deep freeze, your furnace is working overtime, and that has technicians very busy.

Ken Kubasky has been keeping his wood fire going strong.

"I have not used it for two years," said the Beavercreek resident. He is glad to have it since his furnace stopped working. It was already acting up during last week's single digits.

"This morning I was keeping my toes crossed, cause it was fired up. This morning I woke up it was 69 and then I just noticed it getting quite cold I noticed the furnace was not on and of course the thermostat said 60 degrees," said Kubasky.


So he called McAfee, which was able to get there on Monday afternoon to get it started again.

"Welcome to the house of ice," Kubasky joked as he opened the door.

Technician Chris Bryant assess the furnace, and explain that he and fellow crews have been working non-stop since the mercury dipped; and he's seeing a common denominator among the calls.

"We've had equipment out there that just hasn't been serviced in a few years or so and it causes things to malfunction," said Bryant.

"Very very, very guilty of that.," Kubasky admits. "Here's my manual, I had it out and I looked at it and once again I don't call them regularly to service it.."

But Kubasky says this expensive fix has taught him to change his ways, so he will be seeing a lot more of Chris Bryant from now on.

And if Ken has not had a rough enough day, he then had to fix his daughter's car door which was frozen, and will not shut. But at least now he has a warm house to return to.

 
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