With autumn comes increasingly cool weather, meaning it’s merely time to turn off the air conditioner and rely on the furnace until next year. While autumn is a very beautiful time of year, and many of us enjoy getting cozy with the warm air inside the home, autumn is also a time to watch out for furnace pipe blockage! It might sound peculiar, but your furnace pipes are more likely to become blocked during the fall. You might be wondering how that’s possible and more importantly, how you can prevent it. Let us explain.
What Makes Furnace Pipe Blockage More Likely In The Fall?
The reason that there is more of a chance for furnace pipe blockage in the fall is the same reason that so many people love the season: the leaves! Most furnaces have two PVC pipes on the outside of the home, one for exhaust and one for intake. The intake pipe sucks air into the furnace, and unfortunately can also suck in the leaves surrounding it, effectively creating a furnace pipe blockage.
How To Prevent Furnace Pipe Blockage This Fall
Luckily, there’s a very simple way to prevent pipe blockage this time of year: rake your leaves! If you’re careful to keep leaves away from your intake pipe by raking and properly disposing of them, you can rest easy knowing that autumn leaves won’t be causing you or your furnace any trouble this year! To ensure your furnace is working properly and to avoid clogging, always ensure the pipes are clear from outside.
Have you noticed pipe blockage in your furnace?
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Our experienced and certified technicians will scope the vents to visually confirm that no obstructions exist within the vent pipes as well as diagnose any additional problems and remedy them in a timely manner.
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