It's hard to beat natural gas for clean, efficient, and economical energy. In its natural state, natural gas is odorless, colorless and nontoxic. But, with all forms of fuel, it's important to become familiar with its safe use so you can enjoy the benefits to their full extent.
When burned with improper venting it may produce unwanted carbon monoxide, and when natural gas is mixed with air and exposed to an ignition source, it can become combustible. That’s why we add an odorant that smells like rotten eggs so you’ll know right away if there’s a problem in or around your home.
In the event of a natural gas leak indoors, you’ll probably notice the smell. When you’re in the great outdoors, look for these signs:
If you smell, hear, or see a gas leak, take these precautions: