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Snowstorms and Furnaces

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Minocqua 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 few simple things in mind.

Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces send 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 freely is crucial 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 can cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air you have to have to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically turn off should a blockage occur). To save that from happening 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 pipes to help stop this from happening.
  • Walk around the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear.

While the weather in Minocqua will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Danco Heating & Cooling in Minocqua, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 715-356-7000 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.