November 2017 inTouch Customer Information Newsletter

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The benefits of natural gas go far beyond affordably heating your home. Many of the everyday advantages you take for granted wouldn’t be possible without reliable access to Ontario’s low-cost, low-carbon energy source. Here are just a few examples:

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Keeping energy costs low: Natural gas costs less today than it did 10 years ago, and with massive deposits right here in North America, it’ll be your most affordable energy source for years to come. By heating your home and water with natural gas instead of electricity, oil or propane, you’re saving up to $1,500 a year.

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Strengthening the economy: Access to such a reliable source of affordable energy helps local businesses stay competitive. The natural gas industry supports hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs across the country and in your own community.

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Making things you use every day: Composed of hydrocarbons, an essential component in the manufacture of plastics, natural gas is needed to make over 6,000 household products, from yoga pants and running shoes to ear buds and cell phones.

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Visit uniongas.com/about-us to find out more about the role natural gas plays in your life every day

Protect your family from this 'silent killer'

What you can’t see, smell or taste can harm you and your family. Carbon monoxide (CO) is poisonous and every household that has fuel-burning appliances needs to be aware of the risks.

CO is a leading cause of accidental poisonings in Ontario every year

CO can build up in your home when you have malfunctioning or poorly maintained fuel-burning equipment, or when venting is damaged or obstructed, such as a blocked chimney.

Protect yourself and your family:

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  • Every year have the fuel-burning equipment in your home, such as your furnace and fireplace, inspected and maintained by a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registered heating contractor.
  • If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage, you’re legally required to install a CO alarm near all bedrooms.

Visit uniongas.com/safety for more information and to watch a short video about CO safety

NOTE: CO alarms detect CO only. To detect a natural gas leak, you need a natural gas alarm or combination CO/natural gas alarm.