Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Plover 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 these 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 capture 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 could exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall can submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically shut off should a blockage happen). To keep that from happening 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.
  • Inspect the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Plover will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Point Heating & Cooling in Plover, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 715-345-1979 to find out more information.

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