Gas Appliance Safety

Appliances that use natural gas include furnaces, hot water heaters, ranges, ovens, clothes dryers, yard lights and cooking grills.

Have all natural gas appliances installed and serviced by licensed and qualified professional especially during heating season.

Follow manufacturer’s instructions on the care and use of natural gas appliances.

Use appliances only for its intended purposes. For example, do not use a gas stove to heat a room or your home. 

The National Fuel Gas Code requires that if appliances are installed in residential garages, or in areas where flammable liquids are handled or dispensed, the appliances must be placed so that the main burner and pilot light are elevated at least 18 inches above the floor. Check with a qualified contractor or plumber to ensure your appliance is installed and vented properly.

What to do if your pilot light goes out
Turn off the shut-off valve on the appliance. If you choose to relight your own appliances or pilot lights, consult the manual for each appliance and carefully follow all instructions and warnings in the manual and on that appliance.


Texas Gas Service Warns Customers of Telephone Fraud

Texas Gas Service advises customers to be alert for potential telephone fraud involving individuals posing as Texas Gas Service representatives.

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Texas Gas Service da un Aviso de Precaución a Sus Clientes Sobre Fraude Telefónico

Texas Gas Service recomienda a sus clientes que estén alerta sobre un potencial fraude telefónico que están realizando personas que se hacen pasar por representantes de Texas Gas Service.

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