We haven’t completely escaped winter in Branchville just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s in charge. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend 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 easily is critical to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.
High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall can submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air required to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To prevent that from happening during a heavy snowfall, it’s critical to:
- [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust pipes to help stop this from taking place.
- Check the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Branchville will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 862-345-6896 to find out more information.