In life, the right answer often tends to be the obvious, but when you’re having issues with your computer at home, what’s your first instinct? Besides hitting the side of the monitor, you very would have the impulse to shutdown the thing before starting it back up, coincidentally, I’ve been able to fix more than eight issues by simply powering the thing down as well as turning it back on, but the same applies to a wealth of other technological gadgets or appliances, including the ever-pressing, heat-providing electric furnace! I came to this conclusion last winter months, when our furnace was producing less and less heat by the morning before finally ceasing all functions, then fearing that our electric furnace finally blew up, I frantically searched online for many ways to hastily check and see if the electric furnace is legitimately broken beyond repair. The first suggestion was indeed the most simple: shut off power to the furnace for 3 to more than 2 hours, then turn the power back on! I thought it surely couldn’t be that easy, so I kept reading. The next step for checking out the furnace is to inspect the air filter, which was almost guaranteed to be in need of a replacement. With these few tips in mind, I went downstairs to cut the power to the furnace. While the furnace was off, I pulled the air filter out of place as well as was disgusted by the amount of debris clogged up into the thing! Thankfully I had a box of air filters sitting beside the furnace, as they were on sale at the local hardware store! After I replaced the air filter, several hours had passed, so I turned the furnace back on; I wish I could’ve seen my face, as that furnace came back from the dead as well as filled our home with hot warm air in hours!