Utility Officials Say It's Important To Keep An Eye On Natural Gas Meters This Time Of Year
(Spencer)-- Officials with Black Hills Energy say it's important to keep an eye on natural gas meters this time of year.
They say an accumulation of snow or ice on meters can create a safety hazard and even cut off the flow of natural gas to your heating equipment and othe appliances. Officials say any buildup of snow should be gently cleared away with a broom. Shovels, ice picks and other sharp tools should not be used.
They also say it's important to clear snow away from outdoor vents on high-efficiency furnaces, and to remove any ice buildup from overhead eaves that could fall and damage gas meters below.