Safety Tips for Gas Appliances

Your family’s safety is very important to us at DC Gas. These tips will help keep your family and your home safe when using gas heaters and appliances.

  • Follow recommended appliance maintenance schedules and fix any issues as soon as they arise. A well-maintained appliance is both safer and more energy efficient to help you save on energy bills.

  • Have a DC Gas Certified Contractor or a DC Gas employee inspect your gas heating system at least once a year to make sure it’s working properly. Make needed repairs immediately for your safety and for best energy efficiency.

  • Never heat your home with your oven, range or outdoor grill. These appliances are not designed for home heating and you put your home and family at risk if you use them in this way.

  • Never store anything near your gas appliances that might block normal appliance airflow.

  • Never store anything combustible near your gas appliances. Combustible products include, but are not limited to, gasoline, aerosol cans, paint, newspapers, gas powered tools, etc.

  • Change your air filters regularly for best air flow and efficiency. When installing them, be sure the front panel door that houses the filter is properly closed before turning the system on again.

  • Keep flammable items such as bedding, clothes, curtains, rugs, candles and paper products away from space heaters. This is true for both gas and electric space heaters.

  • Do not make extensive repairs to your natural gas appliances yourself. Instead, call our service personnel to assist you with these repairs when needed. You can contact us at 256-845-3731.