SDG&E Shares Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips With Customers
SDG&E offers tips that can keep you safe
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As temperatures drop, San Diego Gas &
Electric (SDG&E) is reminding its customers about important safety tips to
reduce the risk of CO poisoning.
Symptoms of CO poisoning can include nausea, headaches, paralysis and even
death. SDG&E wants its customers to remember the following tips to help
prevent CO poisoning:
oNever use a gas oven, portable barbeque or range for space heating.
oCarbon monoxide poisoning can occur as a result of a poorly ventilated
heater or a CO leak from another source. Have natural gas furnaces checked
at least once a year by a licensed heating contractor or SDG&E.
oVacuum and clean regularly in and around the furnace, particularly around
the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust and lint.
oNever store items in, on or around the appliance that can obstruct
oIf you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from CO poisoning,
call 911 immediately
oVisit sdge.com/safety for more information on staying safe.
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy
service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more
than 850,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.The
utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways
to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of
Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based
in San Diego.
SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Contact: Amber Albrecht, San Diego Gas & Electric, 1-877-866-2066,
www.sdge.com, Twitter: @sdge
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