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Daylight Saving Time Ends, Check Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

October 31, 2015

DALLAS  – Daylight Saving time ends this Sunday and as you turn back your clocks, Atmos Energy reminds you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

In an effort to educate the public about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, Atmos Energy is holding a social media contest to give away free carbon monoxide detectors during the first week in November. Visit Atmos Energy’s FacebookLatino FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages. 

Carbon Monoxide:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by incomplete combustion of furnaces and other heating appliances, portable generators, fireplaces, and automobile engines. Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can cause severe side effects and even death.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide:

The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are flu-like and often include headache, sleepiness, weakness, vomiting, dizziness, and tightness in the chest. If you or your family experience these symptoms, go outside immediately and call 911 or seek emergency medical attention.

Here are some precautions to help you stay safe. Visit our website for additional carbon monoxide safety tips.

  • Have your natural gas appliances inspected annually by a qualified contractor.
  • Do not use a portable generator or outdoor grill indoors.
  • Keep external exhaust vents clear of snow and ice buildup to allow for adequate ventilation.
  • If your home has been reroofed recently, make sure your vents are free of obstruction.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

About Atmos Energy
Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the country's largest natural-gas only distributors, serving more than 3 million natural gas distribution customers in about 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas and also provides natural gas marketing and procurement services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Atmos Energy can also be accessed through social media platforms such as FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.