Vent and meter safety

To ensure your furnace and other equipment operate properly, always keep your natural gas meter and appliance vents clear of snow and ice during winter.

Vent and meter tips

  • Keep vent pipes clear of ice and snow If you have a high-efficiency furnace, power-vented water heater and/or other natural gas appliance that vent out the side of your home.
  • Keep natural gas meters clear of ice and snow for safety and accessibility.
  • Never shovel snow onto your meter or let excessive snow cover it.
  • Remove snow and ice from your meter by hand or with a broom. Shovels and other tools can cause damage.
  • Remove icicles above a meter to prevent dripping water from refreezing on the meter.