If you have a high-efficiency furnace system, you’re positioned to get ideal energy savings and home comfort. However, because these systems operate differently than lower-efficiency systems, high-efficiency furnaces require specialized venting. Chimney venting is generally not cost-affordable, nor suitable, due to the extra condensation these systems produce, which will freeze in the chimney, and cause it to expand. So, your system should be side-wall vented to bypass this problem.
However, side vents can also lead to condensation problems, but they’re generally easily avoidable if you know what to do.
While this may seem like a trivial task, it’s of utmost importance to your family’s safety. If this vent becomes completely blocked, it will increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, as the vented air will get pushed back into the home.
Protect your home from a completely avoidable problem with high-efficiency furnace venting. For help with venting problems or heating concerns, contact Arpi’s Industries – serving Greater Calgary-area homeowners for almost 50 years.
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