Clearing Snow and Ice from Gas Meter
During cold winter months, it is important to keep the gas meter clear of snow and/or ice outside your home. This meter records how much gas has been used and also regulates the pressure of the gas coming into your home while ensuring the pressure remains steady. If the vents on the meter become plugged by snow and/or ice, it can cause erratic pressure, which could cause the furnace or water heater to not work properly.
If the furnace or water heater pilot light will not stay on, it could be a sign the gas pressure is not stable. Check the meter to ensure it isn't covered with snow and/or ice. If it is, carefully clear it off. If the equipment is still not working properly, contact MidAmerican Energy