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Furnace repair technicians a welcomed sight on a cold winter's day

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Many of us would probably like to stay home Monday to avoid this bitter cold.

But it's Monday, a day when most of us at least got to go to work in a heated office.

For some people, the workplace wasn't as warm as they had hoped.

Being inside where it's warm sounds like a good idea. But for some people fortunate to be working indoors, they found out if there were a worst day to lose heat, Monday was the day.

Man's best friend on a cold winters day might be a working heater.

But some furnaces are not so reliable in a deep freeze.   

It was a busy day for heating technicians in Sioux Falls.

And they're a welcome sight for anyone trying to work without the warmth of a working furnace.  

Joe Hanson of Central Heating & Air "we've had probably 30 or 40 calls just come in before noon, 'what we'll have this afternoon?' Hopefully a bit less but it's pretty busy when its this cold."

Larry Giannini of PC Scrappers, who lost heat at his office, said "wear gloves, heavy jacket, a hat... it's not too bad. A little bit of side heat, on the side, we'll blow some warm heat up on us while we're working, and the more you work, the more you create sweat, the hotter it gets, so it's not too bad. You kind of stay busy."

"It's definitely job security for us when it's this cold," Hanson added.

Hanson told us a lot of furnaces break down during this extreme cold weather because  condensation builds up on the vents and freezes over.

And on the job site we met him at, the property owner also found out his pipes had frozen over as well, so was a busy day in the repair business.

And a cold one outside.

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