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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Carson City just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 send waste gases out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also capture 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 can bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To keep that from occurring 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.
  • Check the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Carson City will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City, we are always available to take a look at 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 775-882-8154 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.