Snowstorms and Furnaces

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

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send waste gases out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is critical 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, preventing the free flow of air needed to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To save that from taking place during a heavy snowfall, it’s critical to:

  • [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust terminations to help prevent this from happening.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Marietta will probably swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Boyles Mechanical LLC in Marietta, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 866-326-9537 to find out more information.

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