Winter in Wharton isn’t quite over yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it can be nice one day, the next day could change to snow. When this take place, you can help avoid the need for unexpected furnace service by taking certain precautions.
The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is directed outside of your residence. Nonetheless, there is a difference between these two. High-efficiency furnaces also bring fresh air from outside the home into your house, which means it’s vital for air to be able to flow freely to ensure correct and safe operation.
Once in a while the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units depart through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. When this happens, you’re at risk of having heavy snowfall bury them, which will obstruct the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t worry, though. High efficiency furnaces are meant to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To prevent air flow issues during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:
- Make sure there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance near your intake and exhaust pipes.
- Examine the area often and clear any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.
We understand the weather in Wharton can change every day during the last few weeks of winter and that weather impacts the operation of your furnace. If you want us to check out any areas around your house or if you have concerns, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-323-6130. Your family’s safety and comfort are our top priorities.