Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Reinholds just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s the boss. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call us for for furnace service if you keep these simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases outdoors. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily is critical 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To prevent that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s critical 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.
  • Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Reinholds will probably go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds, we are always available to inspect 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 717-216-0846 to find out more information.

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