Lebanon, Missouri (February 2, 2022)—Over the next few days Missouri will be experiencing extreme winter weather including freezing rain, snow, and cold temperatures. Summit Natural Gas of Missouri (Summit) is committed to keeping its customers safe and warm and the company is prepared for winter storm Landon.
Summit provides the following tips to help customers stay safe and warm:
• Check your carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms. These devices are essential to warn you of a fire or dangerous condition involving a furnace, water heater, fireplace, or stove. • Check road conditions in your area before traveling. • Clear space around your registers so warm air can flow freely. • Remember to gently remove snow and ice from your gas meter and vents to avoid carbon monoxide from building up inside your home. • If you smell gas, act fast - leave your home and call both 911 and 800-883-3181 right away! Do not use electric switches, drive or start a car in close proximity to the potential leak, or do anything that could cause a spark.
• Keep thermostats no higher than 68 degrees. If possible, set it at 65 degrees when home and 60 degrees when away from home. • Avoid turning the thermostat up too high, too fast. • Close dampers on unused fireplaces and keep garage doors closed to prevent warm air from escaping. • Insulate around windows and doors to prevent air leaks and keep warm air inside. • Soak up the sun by opening curtains on your south-facing windows during the day and let the sunlight heat your home. Then, close them at night to reduce the incoming cold from any drafty windows.