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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Shelby Township just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s the boss. 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 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 effortlessly is critical to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.

High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes usually 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 designed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To prevent 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 taking place.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Shelby Township will most likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township , we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 586-262-4258 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.