We haven’t completely escaped winter in Troy just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 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 take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move freely is vital to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.
High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes can exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To keep 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 terminations to help stop this from happening.
- Walk around the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Troy will most likely go 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 Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 937-558-9478 to find out more information.