We haven’t completely made it through winter in Savage just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s in charge. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a professional for furnace service if you keep these simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust 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 effortlessly is crucial 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 can bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To prevent 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 stop this from occurring.
- Check the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Savage will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning in Savage, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 952-373-0377 to find out more information.