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Heating & Electricity Concerns

Prepare for power outages with alternative heating and lighting sources

A power outage is something we have no control over, but we can control whether or not we are prepared. There are several options for homeowners who have temporarily lost power.

How to use a generator safely in winter

With the winter months approaching some folks keep generators on hand to be prepared for electrical outages. Do you know the proper safety procedures when using a generator? 

How to keep warm and safe at home with proper venting

Many household appliances such as gas heaters and dryers, fireplaces, furnaces and gas ranges operate by burning a combustible fuel such as natural gas, propane, wood or other fossil fuel. Appliances of this type (combustion appliances) need proper venting to operate safely.

Heating with firewood

Many West Virginia households rely on wood to provide local, sustainable, and cost effective heat during the winter. For the best results, homeowners need to select and prepare their wood carefully.

Preventing carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after an emergency

When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and to poison the people and animals inside.