We haven’t completely escaped winter in Lodi just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 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 capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily is crucial 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 may cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air needed to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut 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 prevent this from happening.
- Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear.
While the weather in Lodi will probably go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi, 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 209-257-3156 to find out more information.