Has a winter storm caused your furnace to stop working, don’t panic, you are in the right place.
You woke up cold and looked out the window to see large amounts of ice and snow. You put your foot over the vent and felt cold air blowing. You run downstairs and look at your thermostat to see it’s 18 degrees Celsius. You realize your furnace has shut down without any warning.
If you have an older furnace, you start thinking of all the possibilities, especially if this could be a more significant issue. We recommend that you check your intake and exhaust pipes for ice and snow. If there is any blockage, clear it off before you call a service technician. If that doesn’t work, then call Waterloo Energy Products.
Many high efficient furnaces have an intake and/or exhaust pipes that run to the exterior of your home. Many times, when there are is a winter storm that has large snowfalls, or freezing rain can clog up these pipes. When this happens, your furnace will stop due to the restriction of airflow.
Here are some guidelines for the troubleshooting process:
Step 1: Locate the exhaust/intake pipes connected to your furnace.
Step 2: Follow the pipes to the exterior wall, so you know where they are outside.
Step 3: Bundled up to go outside
Step 4: Get your snow shovel.
Step 5: Find the pipes and start digging.
Step 6: Remove all the snow and ice surrounding the area to assure that you don’t have an ongoing issue.
Step 7: Look to see if anything is clogging the pipes and remove any debris.
Step 8: The furnace should begin running. However, if it does not run, you will need to start it up yourself. Read the instructions attached to your furnace.
Step 9: If your furnace still doesn’t run call Waterloo Energy Products immediately.
Contact Waterloo Energy Products for emergency services. We are always happy to help!
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