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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Redford just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 expend waste gases outdoors. 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 vital 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 submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). 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 pipes to help prevent this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Redford will probably swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Airtronic Heating & Cooling in Redford, 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 313-537-8111 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.