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Snowstorms and Furnaces

Winter in Englewood isn’t finished yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it might be nice one day, the next day could dump snow on us. When this occurs, you can help elude the need for unexpected furnace service by taking a couple precautions.

The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is pushed outside of your home. But, there is a difference between the two. High-efficiency furnaces also bring fresh air from the outside into your house, which means it’s significant for air to be able to flow freely to ensure proper and safe operation.

Once in a while the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units exit through the side of your house or vertically through the roof. When this is the case, you’re susceptible to having heavy snowfall bury them, which will hinder the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t worry, though. High efficiency furnaces are planned to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To prevent air flow problems during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:

  • Ensure there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance surrounding your intake and exhaust pipes.
  • Look at the area regularly and move any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.

We realize the weather in Englewood can change frequently during the last few weeks of winter and that weather may impact the operation of your furnace. If you want us to check out any areas around your residence or if you have concerns, call TemperaturePro® in Englewood at 720-446-5100. You can also schedule an appointment with us online to get further information. Your family’s safety and comfort are high priorities for us.