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Prevent a Service Call – Clear snow from your exterior exhaust/intake vents
Posted: Feb 25, 2019

Do you have a natural gas or propane heating device at home?

This could include a gas furnace, boiler, instantaneous hot water heater, hot water tank or fireplace. 

If you do, make sure you check your exterior gas exhaust and intake venting. With all the snow drifts that have accumulated from the most recent storm, you may need to clear a path to ensure your venting is not obstructed. Covered or frozen venting can cause your equipment to shut down.  

Examples of venting/piping to look for:

         

While you’re being the proactive homeowner you are, also check your gas meter or gas regulator to make sure they are clear of snow.

These helpful tips can prevent heating issues and save you a service call to a contractor.