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When the season’s first snow falls, it coats the entire section in sparkling beauty. Children can’t wait to play (and eat) in it! Dreaming of a white Christmas tops the list for the aesthetic effects that snow offers. But northerners know full well what lies ahead – weeks of snow removal, plugged highways, plus just plain cold treachery. Furnaces run consistently plus the fear of one quitting or malfunctioning, not to mention the opening of power outages, is an ever-present thought. Snow can cause disastrous results when it blocks a furnace’s air intake. Furnaces need to consistently take in air from the outside to replace the air they’ve used. If snow piles up against the side of a home, it can block the furnace’s air intake, causing it to work harder plus potentially chop down. And just as a furnace takes in air, it also pushes air out of the condo after being used. If piled up or packed in snow blocks the furnace’s exhaust, pressure plus heat can build up plus potentially cause a fire. Additionally, furnaces plus their parts are made of metal. Metal will corrode when it gets too much moisture. The snow standing against or on top of your outdoor heat pump or other HVAC equipment can cause water damage that can lead to corrosion. Snow can become heavy, especially when it turns to ice. That kind of weight can really bend the fans in the outdoor HVAC unit, leading to repairs that could have been avoided if the snow had been cleared. A enjoyable habit to get into is that when you shovel your sidewalk plus driveway, take a few extra hours to clear the snow from any exhaust areas of the furnace and any off any outdoor units.  

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