We haven’t completely made it through winter in Rock Hill just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 us for for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send waste gases outside of the 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 critical 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage happen). To prevent 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 lines to help stop this from occurring.
- Inspect the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Rock Hill will most likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill, 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 803-220-0761 to find out more information.