Residents and business owners in the Northeast are accustomed to frigid temperatures and mountains of snow and ice. During the Pennsylvania winters, it’s important to think about where this snow and ice is accumulating and what kind of damages this could cause. Here’s why snow and ice removal matters.
Why Should You Remove Snow & Ice?
As snow and ice accumulate around your home or business, it’s important to make sure various areas are protected from potential damages. These areas include meters, regulators, above ground pipes, and other components. Natural gas is a superior fuel source for homes and business in Pennsylvania, and it’s important to protect your investment.
If your building or home has exhaust or combustion air vents, it’s important to prevent accumulation of ice and snow around them. Without the proper preventative measures, accumulation of ice and snow can potentially cause operational issues for your equipment.
You should also keep a close eye on service regulators and their piping. Clean snow and ice from around the piping with a broom rather than a shovel to prevent accidental damages to the piping during cleaning. Other areas you should remove snow and ice from include:
- Pressure Controls
- Service Regulators
- Propane Tanks
It’s also important to pay special attention to chimneys and vents. The Northeast Gas Association recommends that your chimney and vents should have extra protection. You can install chimney caps and screens to provide protection, helping to prevent damages from ice, snow, small animals, and insects.
Benefits of Removing Snow & Ice
There are a number of benefits from snow and ice removal, including:
- Enhanced curb appeal
- Accident prevention
- Income protection from potential customers
- And more!
UGI EnergyLink wants to make sure you enjoy an uninterrupted natural gas supply this winter. We highly recommend taking these steps to remove snow and ice from your residence or commercial buildings. This will help you to prevent potential damages and ensure family, customers, and employees enjoy the benefits of natural gas all year long.
Choose UGI EnergyLink for Snow & Ice Removal in PA
UGI EnergyLink has been supplying natural gas to more than 43,000 satisfied customers in the Northeast for decades. We offer both residential and commercial services, providing a customized approach that best meets your specific needs.
If you would like to know more about the importance of snow and ice removal, or learn how we can help you improve energy efficiency and lower costs with natural gas, contact us online or give one of our natural gas experts a call today at 800-797-0712!