Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in Waxahachie just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call us for 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 effortlessly is vital to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.

High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To save 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 stop this from happening.
  • Check the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Waxahachie will most likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At C&C Refrigeration Inc. in Waxahachie, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 972-938-0033 to find out more information.

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