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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Dallas just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s in charge. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a professional for furnace service if you keep a couple simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send 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 can exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air needed to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically turn 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 terminations to help stop this from occurring.
  • Check the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Dallas will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas in Dallas, we are always available to check 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 214-261-0034 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.