Snowstorms and Furnaces

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Winter in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas isn’t finished yet. Mother Nature can often be unpredictable. While it can be nice one day, the next day could surprise us with snow. When this take place, you can help elude the need for unforeseen furnace service by taking some precautions.

The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is directed outside of your house. But, there is a difference between these two. High-efficiency furnaces also bring fresh air from the outside into your house, which means it’s vital for air to be able to flow freely to ensure correct and safe operation.

Sometimes the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units leave through the side of your residence or vertically through the roof. When this is the case, you’re at risk of having heavy snowfall bury them, which will obstruct the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t fret, though. High efficiency furnaces are planned to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To prevent air flow obstruction during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:

  • Confirm there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance near your intake and exhaust pipes.
  • Examine the area regularly and remove any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.

We understand the weather in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas can change frequently during the last few weeks of winter and that weather impacts the operation of your furnace. If you want us to look at any areas around your home or if you have concerns, call Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas at 770-726-7407. Your family’s safety and comfort are our top priorities.

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