Vent and meter safety

To ensure your furnace and other equipment operate properly during winter, keep these safety tips in mind:

Keep vents and meters clear of snow and ice

  • If you have natural gas appliances that vent outside of your home, keep the vent pipes clear of snow and ice.
  • Keep natural gas meters clear of snow and ice for safety and accessibility.
  • Never shovel snow onto your meter or let excessive snow cover it.
  • Clear snow and ice from your meter by hand or with a broom. Shovels and other tools can damage the equipment.
  • Don’t bury the meter when using a snow blower or shovel.
  • Remove icicles that may drip water onto the meter. Icy buildup can interfere with the flow of natural gas through the meter and into the house.

gas meter snow covered and then cleared