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SOURCE Equitable Gas Company
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With colder overnight temperatures predicted, Equitable Gas customers may use their home heating equipment for the first time this heating season. Equitable Gas reminds its customers to know signs of potential carbon monoxide issues and to remain safe by following a number of carbon monoxide safety tips now and throughout the fall and winter heating season.
Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and is produced when fossil fuels are burned. Carbon monoxide is toxic and can be deadly. Carbon monoxide quickly weakens a person's body with flu-like symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea and sleepiness.
To help avoid problems, customers are urged to follow these basic carbon monoxide safety tips:
Equitable Gas Company also reminds customers they should never attempt to cook or heat their homes through methods that may be unsafe due to the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning or fire. Customers should follow these additional safety tips:
Finally, should you ever smell natural gas inside or outside your home or business, immediately leave the area and from a safe location call 911 or Equitable Gas at 1-800-253-3928.
Equitable Gas Company is a provider of safe and dependable natural gas service to approximately 275,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers located mainly in the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Its customer base also includes more than 200 municipalities in nine other counties in western Pennsylvania, 12 counties in central and northern West Virginia, and nine counties in eastern Kentucky. Additional information about Equitable Gas can be obtained through its website at www.equitablegas.com.
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