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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Chatsworth 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 us for 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 capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is crucial 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, preventing the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). 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 terminations to help stop this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Chatsworth will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 706-695-7492 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.