Keep your furnace intake and exhaust clear

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After yesterday’s record snowfall, you’ll want to check the intake and exhaust pipes for your furnace to make sure they are clear of snow

and ice.  A furnace needs three things to work: fuel, oxygen and a spark for ignition. If the intake pipe which supplies oxygen to your furnace

is blocked or if the exhaust vent that discharges the by-products of combustion is blocked, your furnace will shut off automatically as a

built-in safety mechanism.  It’s extremely important to keep these pipes free from snow and ice.