Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Crystal Lake just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s the boss. 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 send waste gases outdoors. The difference with high-efficiency furnaces is that they also take in 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 usually exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall can cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, preventing the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are created to automatically turn off should a blockage take place). To keep that from taking place during a heavy snowfall, it’s crucial 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. Inspect the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear. While the weather in Crystal Lake will probably go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your furnace. At Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 815-788-6283 or simply set up an appointment with us online to find out more information.