Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped 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 the boss. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few 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 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 bury 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 designed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To keep that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s important to:

  • [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust lines to help prevent this from occurring.
  • 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 cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 to find out more information.

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