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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Selbyville just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 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 critical 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, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically shut off should a blockage take place). 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 stop this from occurring.
  • Check the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Selbyville will probably swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing in Selbyville, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 302-436-2922 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.