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Columbia Gas prepared for near record usage on Jan. 30

| January 29, 2019

Columbia Gas is working hard to continue delivering the safe and reliable service its customers deserve. Here is information for your use during the cold days ahead:

Gas Usage
·        Natural gas usage on Wednesday is expected to be 75% higher than a typical January day.
·        Usage may approach the all-time record set in January 1994.

We’re Prepared
·        The gas control center is monitoring our system and able to detect any potential problems in real time.
·        Field crews are also monitoring our system at regulator stations around the state.
·        Service crews are ready to respond to any emergency, should they be needed.

Protect Against Carbon Monoxide
·        Install carbon monoxide detectors. Some models double as smoke detectors.
·        Have all appliances serviced by a professional.
·        Never burn charcoal or run a generator indoors or in an enclosed space.
·        Never heat your home with your oven or range.
·        Clean chimney and check for blockage, especially with wood-burning fireplaces and stoves.

Energy Assistance
Customers who think they may need help paying their bill should contact Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077. A variety of payment plans and assistance programs are available.

Saving Matters
We offer instant rebates on smart thermostats, an online evaluation of your home, a comprehensive on-site assessment of your home by a trained auditor and much more. ColumbiaGasOhio.com/SavingMatters.

Stop, Leave, Call
We urge customers to know how to recognize the smell of natural gas.  An additive known as mercaptan gives it a rotten-egg odor.  Think you smell natural gas?
·        Stop what you are doing.
·        Leave the area immediately.
·        Call 911 and Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077 from a safe place.


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