We haven’t completely made it through winter in Cambridge just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with 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 repairman out for furnace service if you keep a couple 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 take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move freely 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 may submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air required to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage happen). To save 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 terminations to help stop this from occurring.
- Check the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Cambridge will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Pliescott HVAC Services LLC in Cambridge, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 410-228-4822 to find out more information.