We haven’t completely escaped winter in Dresden just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call us for for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is critical to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.
High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes could exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To keep that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s crucial to:
- [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust pipes to help keep this from occurring.
- Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Dresden will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 to find out more information.