We haven’t completely escaped winter in Franklin Lakes just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 few 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 transfer in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move effortlessly is vital 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage happen). To save that from occurring 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 keep this from happening.
- Check the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Franklin Lakes will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes, we are always available to inspect 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 201-268-5663 to find out more information.