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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Holdrege just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 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 critical 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage happen). 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 lines to help keep this from happening.
  • Inspect the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Holdrege will most likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Durable Service in Holdrege, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.