Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Grand Prairie just yet. Mother Nature has given us 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 out of your home. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily is vital 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 can cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage take place). To keep that from taking place 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 lines to help keep this from occurring.
  • Check the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Grand Prairie will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Mustang Mechanical in Grand Prairie, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 972-445-9504 to find out more information.

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