As temperatures plummet and you reach for that heavy sweater, one word comes to mind … weatherization! (You were thinking of that other W word, weren’t you? We don’t use that word around here).

The concept of weatherizing your home may seem daunting , but it’s not as taxing as it seems. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: 

• Use caulk or weather stripping to seal off drafty doors and windows.
• Considering taping clear plastic film to the inside of window frames to fight drafts Keep your flue cover closed.
• Install storm windows and doors to guarantee there will be no cold wind sneaking through your doorway.

Want to take on more energy saving projects? Check out more tips from our PGW EnergySense team.

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That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

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Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.