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Keep Your Heating Air Vents Clear!

Posted: February 18, 2019

Shoveling snow from home

When snow falls here in Central Massachusetts, one of the first things you probably do is clear the front walkway to keep people from hurting themselves (awesome job!). But it’s what you do on the side of your home after a snow storm that could save your family from a far more dangerous threat.

That’s where you may find your heating system’s vent and air intake pipes – two tubes that are critical to the safe and proper function of your furnace or boiler (if you have an older home, your vents may be in your chimney). When those pipes are blocked, they can create problems that range from a heating system shutdown to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide gas.

To understand why these problems can happen, let’s take a look at some heating system basics:

The bottom line: Keeping your heating system air vents clear is critical to your family’s safety. The question is, how do you do it?

How to clear your intake and exhaust vents

To clear your intake and exhaust vents, follow these three easy steps:

Stay safe this winter – contact us any time if you have any questions or concerns about heating system safety in your MA home. Pioneer Oil and Propane – Serving our Worcester-area neighbors since 1957!