3. Heating system vent pipes!
Remember that today’s modern, high efficiency heating systems have “direct” venting out the wall, about sill height.
When it comes to gas and oil fired systems, these vents can become blocked from snow. When this happens Carbon Monoxide can be prevented from exhausting and thereby create a potentially deadly environment inside a dwelling.
So clear all walking and driving surfaces for slip and fall safety, but remember to clear heating system vents to avoid even more serious threats to one’s life.
Now is also a good time to clear snow from roofs that are prone to ice damning, as the melt and freeze cycle we often get at this time of year is sure to create ice damning in vulnerable areas.
Happy trails and stay warm!