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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Orrville 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 repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust 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 easily 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, inhibiting the free flow of air required to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To keep that from happening 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 happening.
  • Check the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Orrville will probably swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric in Orrville, 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 330-821-8432 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.