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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Locust just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically shut off should a blockage occur). 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 lines to help prevent this from occurring.
  • Inspect the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Locust will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust, 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 704-485-5506 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.