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The importance of keeping your heating air vents clear
Posted: February 18, 2019

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The importance of keeping your heating air vents clear

When snow falls here in NJ, 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 snowstorm that could save your family from a far more dangerous threat.

The side of your home is 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?

Clearing your intake and exhaust vents

Stay safe this winter – contact us any time if you have any questions or concerns about heating system safety in your NJ home. Fredericks Fuel & Heating Service – Serving Vernon, West Milford, Sparta and communities throughout Sussex County, NJ.