Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016 Winter in Bloomington isn’t quite over yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it could be nice one day, the next day could dump snow on us. When this take place, you can help avoid the need for unforeseen furnace service by taking some precautions. The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is moved outside of your residence. Nonetheless, 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 vital for air to be able to transfer freely to ensure proper and safe operation. Once in a while the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units exit through the side of your residence or vertically through the roof. When this is the situation, you’re in danger of having heavy snowfall bury them, which will hinder the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t fret, though. High efficiency furnaces are planned to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To stop 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 occasionally and move any snow that has fallen into the cleared area. We know the weather in Bloomington can change on a daily basis during the last few weeks of winter and that weather can effect the operation of your furnace. If you want us to review any areas around your residence or if you need answers to any questions, call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington at 812-332-9100. You can also set up an appointment with us online to get more information. Your family’s safety and comfort are important to us.