We haven’t completely made it through winter in Rockford just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s the boss. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few 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 effortlessly is critical to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.
High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall can cover 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 turn off should a blockage happen). To keep that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s important to:
- [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust pipes to help stop this from taking place.
- Walk around the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Rockford will probably go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc in Rockford, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at (815)914-6197 to find out more information.