Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely escaped winter in Royse City just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in full control. 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 send waste gases outside of the 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 freely is critical 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). 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 pipes to help keep this from occurring.
  • Check the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Royse City will most likely swing 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 B&W Services in Royse City, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 972-695-2264 to find out more information.

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