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Winter is near; the BBB suggests getting your HVAC looked at now before a storm hits


It’s a stressful part of the year. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and daytime highs that ranged in the 60s and 70s now hover between the 30 and 40s. For millions of Americans, it also means switching our thermostats from air conditioning to heating. It’s likely the first time in several months that we’ve even considered using our furnace. What happens when we fire it up, the fan blows, but the air isn’t any warmer?

Recently KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Pamela Hernandez of the Better Business Bureau in Springfield, Missouri, who says that you don’t have to fear the unknown if you’ve never made a call to an HVAC Tech. The BBB has hundreds of profiles from accredited businesses to help you sort out exactly what you are looking for.

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.
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