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Snowstorms and Furnaces

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

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send 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 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, inhibiting the free flow of air needed to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage happen). To save that from happening 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 pipes to help stop this from taking place.
  • Walk around the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in East Hanover 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 Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover, 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 973-884-0065 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.