Snowstorms and Furnaces

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We haven’t completely made it through winter in Tomball just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 exhaust waste gases outdoors. 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 critical 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 submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To prevent that from happening 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 occurring.
  • Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Tomball will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 713-688-8784 to find out more information.

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