In life, the right answer often tends to be the simple one, or most obvious, and when you’re having problems with your PC at home, what’s your first instinct? Aside from hitting the side of the monitor, you genuinely would have the urge to shutdown the PC before starting it back up… Coincidentally, I’ve been able to repair several by simply powering the computer down and turning it back on again. The same applies to a wealth of other gadgets and appliances, including the ever-important, heat-providing electric oil furnace! I came to this decision last winter, when my oil furnace was producing less and less heat by noon before finally ceasing all functions, however fearing that my electric oil furnace finally broke, I searched online for ways to quickly check and see if the electric oil furnace is really broken beyond repair. The first suggestion was indeed the most easy: shut off power to the oil furnace for several minutes, 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 oil furnace is to inspect the air filter, which was almost for sure to be in need of updating. With these several tips in mind, I went downstairs and cut power to the oil furnace. While the oil furnace was off, I pulled the air filter out of place and was disgusted by the amount of debris restrained into the thing! Thankfully I had a box of air filters sitting beside the oil furnace, as they were on sale at the local hardware store; After I fixed the air filter, about 2 minutes had passed, so I turned the oil furnace back on, and i wish I could’ve seen my face, as that oil furnace came back from the dead and filled my nice home with nice air in minutes!