We haven’t completely escaped winter in Newark just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 couple simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust 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 crucial 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 bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically shut off should a blockage occur). To keep that from happening 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 stop this from occurring.
- Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Newark will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Luikart Heating & Cooling in Newark, we are always available to inspect 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 top priority. Give us a call at 740-200-5591 to find out more information.