Natural gas pipelines are everywhere. There is some form of pipeline in every county in Alabama, and hundreds of miles of underground lines in the SEAGD service area. Pipelines are the safest means of transporting natural gas, but only if we all do our part to prevent their damage. To prevent damage to underground pipelines, and to keep us all safe, please call 811 before you dig.
Keeping you safe around natural gas is a priority for us at SEAGD. Well maintained appliances are not only safer, they are also more energy efficient and can save you money on your monthly energy bills.
- Have your gas heating system checked at least annually by a SEAGD Certified Contractor (click here for a list of these contractors in your area) or by SEAGD personnel.
- Never use your oven, range or outdoor grill to heat your home. These appliances are not designed for home heating.
- Never store anything near your gas appliances that could interfere with normal appliance airflow.
- Never store anything near your gas appliaces that is combustible. (This includes but is not limited to gasoline, aerosol cans, paint, newspapers, etc.)
- When installing new or cleaned air filters on your heating/cooling system, make sure the front panel door covering the filter is closed properly before beginning operation again.
- Keep bedding, clothes, curtains and rugs away from any space heaters (regardless of the type of energy source the heater uses).
- Do not attempt to make extensive repairs to your natural gas appliances yourself. Our service personnel stand ready to assist you with these repairs when needed.