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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Humble just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with 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 a professional for furnace service if you keep these simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases outside of the home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also transfer in 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 can 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 needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To prevent 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 terminations to help stop this from occurring.
  • Inspect the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Humble will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble, we are always available to inspect 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 281-713-8304 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.