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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Bountiful just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s the boss. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call us for for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases outdoors. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is crucial to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.

High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes can exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air required to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To save that from taking place 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 lines to help stop this from occurring.
  • Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Bountiful will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful, 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 top priority. Give us a call at 801-295-3357 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.