March 9, 2017

3 Things to Check after Heavy Snowfall

High levels of snow can have a dramatic effect on your heat system and heat pump. In our region, we get some pretty high snowdrifts during the coldest months. Make sure you check these 3 parts of your system after a heavy snow.

  1. Pipes

Locate your pipes and make sure they are completely clear of snow. A gas furnace has to bring in air for combustion, to start and operate. If there’s snow around the pipes, it will suck it in, which will prevent the system from starting.

  1. Drain Lines

If you have a high efficiency furnace and a drain line that goes outside, make sure it’s thawed and is able to dispose of water.

  1. Heat Pump

Heat pumps require outside air to operate properly. Make sure the top of the heat pump is clear of snow. Secondly, clean any snow from around the unit, all the way down to the base.
If you have any problems after a heavy snowfall, give us a call. It’s not too late to have your system cleaned and we’d be happy to help. You can reach us at 1-484-203-8420.

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