Winter in Eastland isn’t done yet. Mother Nature can often be unpredictable. While it could be nice one day, the next day could dump snow on us. When this happens, you can help dodge the need for unexpected furnace service by taking some precautions.
The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is moved outside of your residence. However, there is a difference between both of these. High-efficiency furnaces also take fresh air from outside the home into your house, which means it’s significant for air to be able to move freely to ensure proper and safe operation.
Sometimes the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units depart through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. When this is the situation, you’re susceptible to having heavy snowfall bury them, which will obstruct the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t panic, though. High efficiency furnaces are meant to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To avoid air flow problems during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:
- Confirm there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance surrounding your intake and exhaust pipes.
- Take a look at the area regularly and move any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.
We know the weather in Eastland can change every day during the last few weeks of winter and that weather can effect the operation of your furnace. If you want us to check out any areas around your home or if you need answers to any questions, call J & J Air Conditioning in Eastland at 254-355-3833. Your family’s safety and comfort are high priorities for us.