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Snowstorms and Furnaces

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Neptune City just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 transfer in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is vital 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 required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To prevent 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 pipes to help keep this from happening.
  • Check the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Neptune City will probably swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Aggressive Mechanical in Neptune 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 732-806-5536 to find out more information.