SAN ANTONIO –
As the temperatures are dropping for winter, it's a good idea to be safe and prepared while using your heating equipment.
To help you reduce accidents while keeping your home warm in the cooler weather, CPS Energy has some helpful tips you may want to keep in mind.
CPS Energy Helpful Tips: Gas Safety
Have your home heating appliances serviced and repaired by a qualified professional
Never use the kitchen range as a space heater
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and every level of your home
Test smoke alarms monthly
If your home has natural gas, install CO detectors on each level of your home
CPS Energy Helpful Tip: The Flame on Your Natural Gas Appliances Should be Blue!
CPS Energy Helpful Tip: If You Smell an Odor Similar to Rotten Eggs, You May Have a Gas Leak!
CPS Energy Helpful Tip: How to Keep the Cold Air Out
Use vinyl weather-stripping around doors
Seal around windows with caulk
Block out 20% of air w/foam gaskets for switches and outlets
Seal large gaps or cracks with foam spray
How to Get Your Pilot Light Lit by CPS Energy
Make sure furnace is clean and free of debris
- If repairs are needed, work must be scheduled with a private, licensed heating/air conditioning contractor
- Must be 18 years or older
- Service fee of $24 plus tax added to bill
Information courtesy CPS Energy