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High Efficiency Furnace-Be Careful of Snow

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We have only just begun 2014 and already we have seen large amounts of snow and freezing cold temperatures in Michigan and across the country.  According to the Farmers’ Almanac, it is going to be a snowy winter this year!  With all of this snow and cold temperatures you want to make sure that your heat is running consistently.  If you heat stops working try these steps, and if that doesn’t work you can always contact a professional contractor such as Flame.

However, if you have a high efficiency furnace (90% AFUE and above) you should also check your furnace’s intake and exhaust pipes along the side of the home if the heat stops working.  These are white PVC pipes located on the side of the house 1-2 feet off the ground.  When the weather is snowy these pipes can become clogged with snow which causes the furnace to malfunction.  Therefore, make sure to clear the area around these pipes after a large snowfall.  Also, be careful when shoveling to not inadvertently block these.

Questions?  Contact Flame! Stay Warm!

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