We haven’t completely escaped winter in Libertyville 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 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 transfer 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 could exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall may bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To keep that from happening 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 routinely to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Libertyville will probably fluctuate 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 TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 847-362-0262 to find out more information.