Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Greenville just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 outside of the home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take 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 usually 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 required to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To save that from happening during a heavy snowfall, it’s crucial to:

  • [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust lines to help stop this from taking place.
  • Check the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Greenville will most likely swing 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 Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 903-883-2829 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.