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Monday, December 27, 2010

High Efficiency Furnaces Vent Outside.......Have You Cleared The Snow From Yours?

Many homeowners have elected to install High Efficiency gas furnaces over the past several years. These gas furnaces vent the combustion gases out of your home using plastic PVC pipe instead of galvanized sheet metal ducting. High efficiency furnaces have two heat exchangers instead of one, allowing the combustion gases to cool sufficiently so that they will not melt the plastic pipe. The plastic PVC pipe can be vented out an exterior sidewall of the home instead of the chimney.

In full disclosure, we are contractors serving New Jersey homes and businesses since 1928. Many a customer has called, including today after a 25" snow storm, with no heat.....and what did we find? A blocked vent pipe......Our advice to you in snowy weather like we have today in New sure you clear the snow away from the exterior outlet of the PVC piping.

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