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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Englewood just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a professional for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send waste gases outdoors. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move freely 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 could bury 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 developed to automatically shut off should a blockage take place). To keep that from taking place during a heavy snowfall, it’s important to:

  • [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust pipes to help prevent this from taking place.
  • Check the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Englewood will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At TemperaturePro® in Englewood, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 720-446-5100 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.