Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016 Winter in Wharton isn’t done yet. Mother Nature can often be unpredictable. While it could be nice one day, the next day could dump snow on us. When this take place, you can help elude the need for surprising furnace service by taking some precautions. The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is moved outside of your house. Nonetheless, there is a difference between both of these. High-efficiency furnaces also pull fresh air from the outside into your house, which means it’s significant for air to be able to flow freely to ensure appropriate and safe operation. Sometimes the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. When this happens, you’re in danger of having heavy snowfall bury them, which will block 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 stop air flow issues during a heavy snowfall, be sure to: Ensure there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance surrounding your intake and exhaust pipes. Examine the area occasionally and clear any snow that has fallen into the cleared area. We understand the weather in Wharton can change on a daily basis during the last few weeks of winter and that weather may impact the operation of your furnace. If you want us to review any areas around your house or if you need answers to any questions, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-532-2511. You can also arrange an appointment with us online to get additional information. Your family’s safety and comfort are important to us.