Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Dallas 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 us for for furnace service if you keep a few 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 capture fresh air from outside the home. The ability for air to move easily is critical 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 may bury your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air required to run your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically shut off should a blockage occur). To save that from happening 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 frequently to ensure that it stays clear. While the weather in Dallas will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related 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 469-617-3437 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.