Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Hattiesburg 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 these simple things in mind. Both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces exhaust waste gases outside of the home. 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 vital 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 could cover your intake and exhaust pipes in the snow, hindering the free flow of air required to operate your high-efficiency furnace (High efficiency furnaces are designed to automatically turn off should a blockage happen). To keep that from happening 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 keep this from happening. Inspect the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear. While the weather in Hattiesburg will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your furnace. At Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to furnace service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 601-268-3486 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.