Winter in Bishop isn’t quite over yet. Mother Nature can often be unpredictable. While it could be nice one day, the next day could change to snow. When this happens, you can help dodge the need for unexpected furnace service by taking a couple precautions.
The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is pushed outside of your residence. However, there is a difference between the two. High-efficiency furnaces also pull fresh air from outside the home into your house, which means it’s significant for air to be able to flow freely to ensure proper and safe operation.
Occasionally 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 hinder the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t worry, though. High efficiency furnaces are meant to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To stop air flow problems during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:
- Make sure there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance near your intake and exhaust pipes.
- Examine the area regularly and clear any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.
We know the weather in Bishop 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 check out any areas around your home or if you need answers to any questions, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop at 760-784-9034. Your family’s safety and comfort are important to us.