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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Winter Preparedness Tips

Man walking outside snowing

The winter heating season is our busiest time of year! We’re not only busy providing our 656 communities with clean, safe, reliable natural gas but we also want to make sure our customers are prepared for winter.

The winter heating season is our busiest time of year! We’re not only busy providing our 656 communities with clean, safe, reliable natural gas but we also want to make sure our customers are prepared for winter. To ensure safe and continued delivery of natural gas during the upcoming winter months, Nicor Gas offers the following winter preparedness guidelines to its customers:

  • Keep meters clear of snow and ice.
  • Remove icicles that may drip water onto the meter.
  • Use a broom to move snow away from the meter; avoid using shovels or snow blowers.
  • Check outdoor vent openings and air intakes to ensure appliances are not obstructed by snow or ice or any other debris.
  • Ensure the natural gas meter is visible and accessible at all times.
  • Heavy snow and ice may weigh down power lines and tree limbs, causing them to fall. If a natural gas meter is damaged or a gas line is exposed, immediately leave the area and call the 24-hour emergency response line, at 888.Nicor4U (888.642.6748) from a safe location.

Make sure a working carbon monoxide detector is located in the home.

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