Home heating safety

Electric power outage or emergency
Check status or report outage

Natural gas odor or emergency — Leave area immediately and call:

Safety tips

  • Keep the areas around a furnace and water heater free of clutter.
  • Don't store flammable liquids near a furnace or gas water heater.
  • Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen.
  • Follow space heater instructions carefully and use with proper ventilation.
  • Use a space heater only when an adult is at home.
  • Never use a charcoal grill indoors.
  • Never operate internal combustion engines indoors.
  • Never operate an electric generator indoors or in an enclosed or partially enclosed area.
  • Keep combustibles away from heat sources.