Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Northwest Arkansas just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with 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 these simple things in mind. Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces expend 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 crucial to proper and safe operation of a high-efficiency unit. High efficiency intake and exhaust pipes could exit through the side of your home or vertically through the roof. Heavy snowfall may submerge your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, inhibiting the free flow of air you have to have to work your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are developed to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To keep 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 prevent this from happening. Walk around the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear. While the weather in Northwest Arkansas will probably swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your furnace. At AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Northwest Arkansas, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to furnace service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 479-372-4304 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.