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Snowstorms and Furnaces

Winter in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area isn’t finished yet. Mother Nature can certainly be unpredictable. While it could be nice one day, the next day could change to snow. When this take place, you can help dodge the need for unexpected furnace service by taking a couple precautions.

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

Once in a while the intake and exhaust pipes of high efficiency units exit through the side of your residence or vertically through the roof. When this happens, you’re in danger of having heavy snowfall bury them, which will block the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t fret, 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:

  • Make sure 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 know the weather in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area can change on a daily basis during the last few weeks of winter and that weather may impact the operation of your furnace. If you want us to check out any areas around your residence or if you need answers to any questions, call Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area at 816-286-7258. You can also set up an appointment with us online to get additional information. Your family’s safety and comfort are important to us.