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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Macon 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 these simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send 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 freely 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, hindering the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To keep that from happening 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 terminations to help keep this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Macon 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 change the performance of your furnace. At Air Temperature Control in Macon, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 478-784-1109 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.