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October Leaves of Destruction
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fall is here, bringing milder days and colorful leaves to your trees. Who knew something so beautiful could wreak so much havoc?

 

 

These small wonders of red, yellow, and gold can create problems for your furnace. Higher efficiency units, those 90% and up, have intake and outtake pipes that can get blocked by leaves. The pipes, which may be on the side of your home, low to the ground, should get checked regularly. If you rake your leaves, keep the pile away from the pipes. (The same goes for piles of snow.) If you use a leaf blower, blow the leaves away from the pipes.

 

 

Also, as much as we all love beautiful landscaping, avoid plantings to try to hide the pipes. Ornamental grasses might block the pipes or allow other debris to get inside them. Keep in mind that animals use leaves, grass, and straw for bedding. Sometimes, the animals enter the pipes and make themselves a home. If you leave the area clear of plants, you remove the temptation. Plus, it’s easier for you to inspect the pipes. If you see small animals in the pipes or evidence they’ve taken up residence, it’s a good idea to get an HVAC company to inspect your system.

 

 

If you start having problems with your furnace, check the pipes. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, call Crane.





 

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