Snowstorms and Furnaces03/17/2016 Winter in Hamilton isn’t finished yet. Mother Nature can typically be unpredictable. While it can be nice one day, the next day could dump snow on us. When this take place, you can help dodge the need for unforeseen furnace service by taking some precautions. The exhaust from both conventional furnaces and high-efficiency furnaces is pushed outside of your house. However, there is a difference between both of these. High-efficiency furnaces also bring fresh air from the outside into your house, which means it’s significant for air to be able to transfer freely to ensure appropriate 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 is the case, you’re susceptible to having heavy snowfall bury them, which will hinder the free flow of air your high-efficiency furnace needs. (Don’t panic, 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 surrounding your intake and exhaust pipes. Look at the area regularly and move any snow that has fallen into the cleared area. We understand the weather in Hamilton can change on a daily basis during the last few weeks of winter and that weather can effect the operation of your furnace. If you want us to review any areas around your residence or if you have concerns, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton at 513-275-3601. You can also arrange an appointment with us online to get additional information. Your family’s safety and comfort are high priorities for us.