Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in Pacheco just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 these simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases outside of the home. 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 usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air you have to have to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To save that from taking place 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 stop this from happening.
  • Inspect the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Pacheco will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 925-233-6238 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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