Snowstorms and Furnaces

Heating
Service

Winter in East Bernard isn’t done yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it might be nice one day, the next day could change to snow. When this occurs, you can help avoid the need for unforeseen furnace service by taking certain precautions.

The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is pushed outside of your home. But, there is a difference between these two. High-efficiency furnaces also take fresh air from outside the home into your house, which means it’s significant for air to be able to transfer freely to ensure proper and safe operation.

Sometimes the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units leave through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. When this happens, you’re in danger of having heavy snowfall bury them, which will obstruct the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t worry, though. High efficiency furnaces are planned 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 around your intake and exhaust pipes.
  • Take a look at the area often and clear any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.

We understand the weather in East Bernard can change every day during the last few weeks of winter and that weather may impact the operation of your furnace. If you want us to look at any areas around your residence or if you have concerns, call E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service in East Bernard at 979-335-4262. Your family’s safety and comfort are high priorities for us.

Back To Blog