Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely escaped winter in Springfield just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s in charge. 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 expend 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 freely 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 can submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn off should a blockage take place). To save 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 lines to help keep this from occurring.
  • Walk around the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Springfield will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 217-210-2662 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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