Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in Rocky Mount just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 a professional for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases outside of the 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 critical 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 cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To prevent that from occurring 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 stop this from occurring.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Rocky Mount will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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