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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Colorado Springs just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s in charge. 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 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 effortlessly is vital to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit.

High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes could exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall could submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air required to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically switch off should a blockage occur). To prevent that from occurring 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 lines to help stop this from occurring.
  • Walk around the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Colorado Springs will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs, we are always available to inspect 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 number one priority. Give us a call at 719-332-3458 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.