This year has been one of the snowiest in recent memory. Luckily, now that snow is melting away! Spring is coming, as it always does.
Of course, we’re not out of the woods yet. It’s still cold enough, especially in the evening, where the snow is lingering, including on commercial rooftops throughout the Twin Cities. It’s the right time to check your building’s vents for obstructions.
It’s crucially important to keep vigilant in order to prevent a catastrophic furnace failure- a mishap could cause your business downtime, and emergency repairs could certainly impact your bottom line.
Check your furnace vents
Concentric vents are furnace vents that have the exhaust pipe going up or out through the center of the combustion air pipe that feeds the fire its air. Your furnace may shut down if either of these get blocked with ice or snow. This vent system can go up through the roof or out of a side wall of the building.
Have a rooftop unit, can’t find the vent or ice present? If you can’t easily check your vents, it may be necessary to call for service. Especially if you see ice or snow covering any part of the openings. Call Owens at 952-854-3800 if your vents are blocked with ice or snow. Our experts will help clear the area. We can also evaluate the furnace to determine if any damage has been done. And most importantly, we will take steps to keep the furnace in tiptop shape.
If you want more peace-of-mind with your commercial furnace or other HVAC system, we can help. Owens Companies offers industry-leading preventive maintenance plans for businesses like yours.
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