Winter in Muldrow isn’t finished yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it could be nice one day, the next day could surprise us with snow. When this happens, you can help avoid the need for unexpected furnace service by taking a couple precautions.
The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is directed outside of your residence. Nonetheless, there is a difference between these two. High-efficiency furnaces also pull fresh air from the outdoors into your house, which means it’s important for air to be able to transfer freely to ensure proper and safe operation.
Sometimes the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units depart through the side of your residence 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 fret, though. High efficiency furnaces are meant to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To stop air flow issues during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:
- Make sure there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance near your intake and exhaust pipes.
- Look at the area often and remove any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.
We realize the weather in Muldrow can change every day during the last few weeks of winter and that weather impacts the operation of your furnace. If you want us to look at any areas around your house or if you have concerns, call Air Service Co. in Muldrow at 918-212-8943. Your family’s safety and comfort are important to us.