We haven’t completely made it through winter in Wisconsin Rapids 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 us for for furnace service if you keep these 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 capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily 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 can cover 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 created to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To prevent that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s important to:
- [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust pipes to help prevent this from occurring.
- Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Wisconsin Rapids will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 715-301-0256 to find out more information.