We haven’t completely made it through winter in St. Louis just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep these simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases out of your 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 vital 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, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to work 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 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.
- Inspect the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.
While the weather in St. Louis will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 314-262-4541 to find out more information.