DEEP FREEZE: Officials urge safety when heating homes

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – As the extreme cold impacts our cars, it also takes a toll on heating our homes.

The Michigan Propane Gas Association says everything on their end is going smoothly, but offers a few tips for people to remember during these bitter cold temperatures.

First off, they say to never bring a propane tank into your home because the temperature of it can increase, which can be dangerous.
 

They also say when it comes to space heaters, to make sure they’re in an open area and not overheating.
 

Derek Dalling, the executive director of the association, says their sales are on track for this time of year, but their biggest problem right now is getting to people’s homes quickly and safely.

“We’re all cold, all of our furnaces are doing their best to keep up and keep warm, you know we just need to do our best to, all of us to make sure, we can lower our thermostats a little bit, put on an extra sweater, an extra blanket, but in the meantime, you can rest assure everything on the propane side is going really smooth,” said Dalling.

Dalling also mentioned to make sure all of your vents inside of your home are clean and that your driveways are shoveled so they can address any emergencies as soon as possible.

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