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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Chadron just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in charge. When she does, you may not have to unexpectedly call a repairman out for furnace service if you keep these simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases outdoors. 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 submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing 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 prevent that from taking place during a heavy snowfall, it’s crucial to:

  • [Keep|Ensure you have|Maintain]26] a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your intake and exhaust terminations to help prevent this from occurring.
  • Inspect the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Chadron will probably swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 308-432-5301 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.