Commercial Customers: Check Your Vents!

We’ve had record snowfalls in the Twin Cities and snow and ice mean more than just bad driving conditions. It’s the right time to be aware of your heating units, and to check your vents for obstructions. Commercial customers need to be vigilant to prevent a catastrophic furnace failure. You should consider the damage a furnace mishap could do- emergency repairs could shut your business down and hit 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. Contact us today for a free evaluation.

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