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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Genoa 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 a repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases out of your 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 crucial 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 may submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically shut off should a blockage take place). To prevent that from happening 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 lines to help stop this from occurring.
  • Check the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Genoa will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa, 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 847-293-0047 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.