Remember to clear snow away from meters, furnace pipes
As you're clearing snow away from sidewalks and driveways after this snowstorm, Rock Energy Cooperative reminds you to also carefully remove snow from meters and furnace pipes.
Your furnace's intake and exhaust pipes on the outside of your house are just a few inches off the ground and can easily be buried by snowdrifts. When that happens, your furnace will shut down.
It's also important to remove ice and snow from around natural gas and electric meters because accumulation can interfere with their operation. However, avoid using a snow blower near meters. Instead, gently remove snow and ice from the meters and pipes.