Snowstorms and Furnaces

Winter in Tucker isn’t done yet. Mother Nature can certainly be unpredictable. While it can be nice one day, the next day could surprise us with snow. When this take place, you can help dodge the need for unforeseen furnace service by taking some precautions.

The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is moved outside of your house. Nonetheless, there is a difference between both of these. High-efficiency furnaces also pull fresh air from outside the home into your house, which means it’s vital for air to be able to transfer freely to ensure correct and safe operation.

Once in a while the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units leave through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. When this is the situation, you’re susceptible to having heavy snowfall bury them, which will obstruct the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t panic, though. High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To avoid air flow issues during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:

  • Make sure there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust pipes.
  • Look at the area regularly and move any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.

We understand the weather in Tucker can change frequently during the last few weeks of winter and that weather may impact the operation of your furnace. If you want us to look at any areas around your residence or if you have questions, call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker at 770-450-1539. Your family’s safety and comfort are our top priorities.

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