Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Mount Pleasant 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 us for for furnace service if you keep these 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 capture 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 may bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air required to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To save 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 pipes to help prevent this from happening.
  • Check the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Mount Pleasant will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 843-485-0967 to find out more information.

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