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 in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call us for for furnace service if you keep a couple simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send waste gases out of your 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 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 can cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To keep that from taking place 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 lines to help prevent this from happening.
- Walk around the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Mount Pleasant 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 change the performance of your furnace. At Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant, we are always available to check 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 top priority. Give us a call at 843-485-0967 to find out more information.