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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Reeds Spring just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in charge. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call us for for furnace service if you keep a couple 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 take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is critical 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 could cover 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 designed to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To prevent that from occurring 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 keep this from happening.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Reeds Spring will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 417-739-4606 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.