Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in San Angelo just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s the boss. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a professional 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 take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is crucial 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 submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed 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 lines to help keep this from taking place.
  • Inspect the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in San Angelo will most likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Air Dynamics Inc in San Angelo, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 325-655-2515 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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