Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in Branchville just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s the boss. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep these 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 transfer in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily is crucial 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, preventing the free flow of air required to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To save that from taking place 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 terminations to help keep this from taking place.
  • Check the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Branchville will probably go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter 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 related 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 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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