We haven’t completely made it through winter in Lexington just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s in charge. 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 send 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 easily 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 bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). 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 pipes to help keep this from occurring.
- Inspect the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Lexington will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 336-853-6070 to find out more information.