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My Safety

Appliance Safety

  • Never use your oven or range top to heat your home.
  • Gas fireplaces and space heaters are meant for added warmth, not a main source of heating. Remember to turn these appliances off before you go to bed or leave your home.
  • Hot water can be dangerous and cause serious burns. If your water is above 125 degrees, it's too hot. To avoid a potential accident, lower your water heater thermostat setting to 125 degrees or less.
  • Your natural gas appliances should have a clear, steady blue flame. Small amounts of yellow and orange are normal and may occur occasionally. Be sure to schedule a service call with a qualified professional if your appliance is not operating in this manner.
  • If you wish to insulate your natural gas water heater, please be sure to choose an insulation blanket manufactured specifically for natural gas water heaters.
  • Change the filter on your furnace a minimum of every three months. Dust and pet hair can collect and block the air flow.
  • Never attach electrical grounding wires to gas piping inside or outside your house. Consult with a licensed electrician.
  • Keep the area around your furnace and water heater clear.
 
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