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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Abilene just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is vital to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.

High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes could exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall may submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To keep that from taking place 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 terminations to help prevent this from occurring.
  • Check the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Abilene will most likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related 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 325-692-5850 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.