Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in Kennesaw and surrounding areas just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in charge. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a professional for furnace service if you keep a couple simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust 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 freely 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, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage occur). To prevent 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 pipes to help keep this from happening.
  • Inspect the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Kennesaw and surrounding areas will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 404-987-5502 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.

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