Snowstorms and Furnaces

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Winter in Marshfield isn’t quite over yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it might be nice one day, the next day could surprise us with snow. When this happens, you can help avoid the need for surprising furnace service by taking a couple precautions.

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

Sometimes the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units depart through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. When this is the case, you’re susceptible to having heavy snowfall bury them, which will hinder the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t panic, though. High efficiency furnaces are planned to automatically shut off if these pipes are blocked.) To stop air flow obstruction during a heavy snowfall, be sure to:

  • Confirm there’s a 3-foot/1-meter clearance near your intake and exhaust pipes.
  • Examine the area often and move any snow that has fallen into the cleared area.

We understand the weather in Marshfield can change frequently during the last few weeks of winter and that weather impacts the operation of your furnace. If you want us to look at any areas around your home or if you need answers to any questions, call House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield at 888-384-3163. Your family’s safety and comfort are high priorities for us.

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