Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely escaped winter in Bloomington just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 us for for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend 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 easily is crucial 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 may 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 created to automatically shut off should a blockage take place). To keep 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 stop this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Bloomington will probably go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington, we are always available to take a look at 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 812-638-4045 to find out more information.

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