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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Ridgedale and the Branson area just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 a few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases outside of the 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 effortlessly is vital to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.

High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall can submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air needed to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To save 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 prevent this from occurring.
  • Check the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Ridgedale and the Branson area will most likely go 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 Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about 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 417-544-4430 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.