Winter Storm Gail: Emergency Storm Preparations for your HVAC system

Update: 1:35 PM EST

Winter Storm Gail is fast approaching with an anticipated 2 feet of snow and 35 mph winds. Deluxe Plumbing and Heating want to make sure you are comfortable- and prepared to withstand the storm!

Be mindful that most of today's high efficiency appliances are vented through the sidewalls of your home. Most vents are approximately 12-18 inches off the ground, so with heavy snowfall these vents will likely become obstructed. By keeping these vents and/or air intakes free of snow accumulation and ice buildup will keep your systems and appliances running optimally by not having to work harder. When the opportunity is safest, take note of these areas and how to keep them free of excessive snow and ice.

The risk: If vents are blocked or pugged by heavy snow, the appliances won't work and/or Carbon Monoxide may build up inside the home, so be sure that the vents and gas meter are checked and cleared of any snow covering.

Also, please disconnect your hoses from the house.

Deluxe Plumbing and Heating are always here to offer assistance- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We are accessible by phone: (610) 628-1724 or virtually via our website chat and scheduling options.

Stay warm and stay safe!