Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Booneville just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep these simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases outdoors. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily 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 could submerge 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 developed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To prevent that from occurring 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 pipes to help prevent this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Booneville will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 to find out more information.

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