Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely escaped winter in Auburn just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in full control. 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 expend waste gases outdoors. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily 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 could submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically shut off should a blockage occur). To save that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s crucial to:

  • [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust terminations to help prevent this from happening.
  • Check the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Auburn will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Forster Heating in Auburn, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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