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Could Heavy Snow Fall Cause Furnace Failure?

Could Heavy Snow Fall Cause Furnace Failure

Unfortunately, a lot of snow can be at the root of that problem if you have a high efficiency furnace (90% and up). Drifting snow can block the intake and exhaust pipes from your high-efficiency furnace, and your furnace has sensors to shut it down when this occurs. If your high efficiency furnace does shut down during a snow storm, check that the air intake and exhaust at the side of your house is clear of drifting or piled snow. 

Even if you don’t have snow heights that high, it’s still important to be careful where you put that pile of blown or shoveled snow and that it doesn’t block the pipe. If that doesn’t seem to be the problem, contact us. We will get you warm & cozy again in no time.

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