OLD MAN WINTER NOT GONE YET, SAVE MONEY AND STAY SAFE WHEN HEATING YOUR HOME
Near or below freezing temperatures arrived to CPS Energy’s service territory early Monday and Tuesday morning. The utility reminds customers to keep energy savings safety top of mind when heating their homes. CPS Energy says customer safety is very important and does not recommend using a natural gas stove for heating.
Tips for saving energy during cold weather include:
CPS Energy recommends the following safety tips around natural gas:
If you smell a strong odor of natural gas - get out of the house immediately. Don't turn any electrical switches on or off or use any electronics, including flashlights and telephones. An electric spark from any electric or battery-powered device, or even static electricity, could ignite a gas leak and cause an explosion. Call (210) 353-4357 (HELP) from a neighbor's house as soon as possible. Never try to locate the source of a gas leak yourself.
Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas – symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and heart palpitations. Victims should be moved to fresh air immediately and given medical attention as soon as possible. In the event of a carbon monoxide buildup, open doors and windows to ventilate the house, then leave as quickly as possible. Be sure to test your carbon monoxide detectors regularly, they can alert you to the deadly gas early