Does your furnace need a repair? It could be a quick easy fix as it maybe a result of frozen exhaust vents.
Are you one of the many people this winter to have their furnace breakdown due to the cold Canadian weather? There is no need to worry, as you may be able to resolve the problem yourself. Through using A1 furnace services you know that you are getting the best in equipment. Although they are the best, they are still prone to ice build up on the external exhaust vents.
How this works:
A high efficiency furnace uses two heat exchangers, as part of the heat-recovery process, reusable heat is collected from flue gases that are normally vented outdoors. It produces condensation, which must be drained from the furnace’s interior.
How does this affect you?
Due to the below 0°C temperatures the condensation may freeze outside the exhaust vent, causing ice to accumulate on the pipes. If there is a lot of ice build to the point where it blocks the vent, your furnace will shut down.
How to prevent this:
To prevent this from happening it is a good idea to clear away any ice or snow from the exhaust vent outside. Also during the winter months, it is advised that you make it a routine to check your outdoor exhaust vents on a regular basis to completely avoid this problem.
This is a common problem that individuals and families face throughout the winter, and by educating yourself and others on this quick fix may save you a bit of money and a headache.
Click here for a quick checklist to run through while experiencing a No Heat emergency.