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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Florissant 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 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 freely is crucial 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 could cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically shut off should a blockage happen). To prevent that from taking place 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 stop this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Florissant will probably swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 314-838-9800 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.