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A chilly week ahead means a busy week for some businesses in the Piedmont.

Heating and cooling companies have been getting calls from homeowners turning on their furnaces for the first time.

"Make sure your thermostat is on, make sure it’s on heat, make sure the filters aren't clogged up, make sure the breaker isn't tripped. Anything further you should call a technician," says Zach Caviness, with Superior Mechanical.

Filters should be changed every three month. Also, when looking over your furnaces check for any cracks or breaks. It could cause a fire or carbon monoxide leak.

Filters and space heaters have already been big sellers at Lowe's. Experts warn homeowners if they're using a space heater, make sure kids can't ready them and any flammable items are far enough away.

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