We haven’t completely gotten 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 professional 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 take 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 can exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall can bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To prevent 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 pipes to help keep this from happening.
- Check the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Macon will most likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 478-202-3170 to find out more information.