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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Homer Glen just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 expend waste gases out of your 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 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 could bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air required to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically shut off should a blockage occur). To keep that from taking place 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 pipes to help stop this from occurring.
  • Check the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Homer Glen will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 708-301-0170 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.