We haven’t completely made it through winter in Pocatello 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 a repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.
Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air required to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn 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 pipes to help prevent this from taking place.
- Walk around the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Pocatello will probably swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 208-621-0129 to find out more information.