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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Hauppauge just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 a few 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 take 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 usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To save that from taking place 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 stop this from taking place.
  • Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Hauppauge will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge, 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 631-360-2665 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.