Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Fort Worth just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 a professional for furnace service if you keep a couple simple things in mind. Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend waste gases outdoors. 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 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 could bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air needed to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically switch off should a blockage take place). To prevent that from happening during a heavy snowfall, it’s critical to: [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust terminations to help keep this from taking place. Check the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear. While the weather in Fort Worth will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 817-864-1021 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.