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Snowstorms and Furnaces

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

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also transfer in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily is crucial 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 may submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To prevent that from happening 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 lines to help prevent this from happening.
  • Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Grove City will probably swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Air Quality Solutions in Grove City, 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 top priority. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.