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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Manassas Park just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in full control. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also transfer in 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 could bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage take place). To save that from occurring during a heavy snowfall, it’s important to:

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

While the weather in Manassas Park will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 703-369-5528 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.