One of the most common, readily available, and affordable forms of fuel available for home heating systems, natural gas is an excellent choice for energy production. While very efficient and relatively safe, natural gas does pose potential hazards that could be deadly. Being aware of possible dangers will help you take proper steps to protect your home and your family.
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Carbon Monoxide is a byproduct of burning natural gas. Large concentrations of carbon monoxide can be very poisonous, especially indoors. Carbon monoxide is naturally odorless and completely colorless. This makes detecting carbon monoxide nearly impossible. Carbon monoxide poisoning causes flu-like symptoms, including headaches and dizziness. If you use natural gas, and you suddenly begin to experience these symptoms, leave your home and call 911 immediately.
Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Install special carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home
- Inspect vents, chimneys, and flues of all gas-powered heaters, fireplaces, and furnaces to ensure proper ventilation
- Never use a gas oven to heat your home
- Properly ventilate your home when using kerosene or gas-powered space heaters
Gas Line Leaks
Gas line leakage is a rare occurrence, but when a gas line begins to leak, it can be very dangerous. Natural gas is poisonous, and if inhaled in large enough quantities can cause serious illness or death. Natural gas is very combustible and can explode if enough is allowed to accumulate in a space. Even if a gas line leaks outside the home, it can be equally dangerous. It’s a good measure to call your local utility company and locate any gas lines, and this is a requirement before any digging outdoors below a certain depth.
Natural gas has been treated to have a distinct, “rotten egg” odor to warn homeowners of a gas line leak. If you believe you gas lines are leaking, it’s important to leave the area immediately. Turning off gas valves to your home, only if possible, will help protect your property. Don’t turn on or off any electrical appliances, as the cycling electricity can trigger an explosion if the concentration of natural gas is high enough.
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