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Important Propane Information

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SAFETY GAS CHECKS

It is the customer’s duty to warn Central Prairie Co-op of all work performed on their propane gas system or appliances. Any person who authorizes someone other than Central Prairie Co-op to perform maintenance, repair, removal, installation, adjustment or service of any propane gas appliance, shall notify Central Prairie Co-op that one or more of the actions mentioned above has been performed on his/her propane system prior to the system being placed back into service.

Appliances include (but are not limited to:

  • Ranges
  • Heat producing devices
  • Water heaters
  • Containers, tanks or any part of the propane system

If Central Prairie Co-op is informed at the time of the work completed, the gas check is at no charge. If Central Prairie Co-op is informed at a later date an extra labor fee will be charged for the gas check.

CARBON MONOXIDE “A HIDDEN HAZARD”

People can become gravely sick from breathing the carbon monoxide (CO) that may be produced from the incomplete burning of common heating fuels like wood, coal, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas and propane. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless so it’s difficult to detect. Common indicators of CO contamination are:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Nausea
  • Eye irritation
  • Dying house planes or small animals
  • Condensation on cool, indoor surfaces
  • Discoloration/soot buildup at warm air outlets of the heating system

If you suspect the presence of CO, get everyone to fresh air, open windows and doors to air out the structure and call your local HVAC technician or Central Prairie Co-op at 620.422.3207.

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