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Alternative - Heating Safety


Alternative - Heating Safety

Winter Power Taskforce Co-ordinator Dr Patrick Strange is urging those saving power by using alternative energy sources for household chores and heating to ensure they use the appliance safely and correctly.

Dr Strange says the savings effort continues to build momentum but those using gas for cooking or heating, or candles for lighting, need to be vigilant in using appliances that they are not familiar with.

"Gas should be used in a well ventilated space, and not in bathrooms and bedrooms. Gas barbecues, patio heaters, lamps and camping appliance are not suitable for indoor use either," he says.

People need to be wary of leaking gas, and should take the necessary precautions if they detect its distinctive smell.

Dr Strange says gas appliances also tend to generate intense heat, and should be kept at least one metre away from people and household furnishings such as bedding, curtains and furniture.

He also warned that clothes on drying racks should not be placed near gas heaters.

Dr Strange encouraged people looking to use alternative sources of energy to have their appliances checked before using them, and never leave an operating gas appliance unsupervised.

Electricity Usage Update

Conservation Savings for yesterday (Thursday 15 May) were 5.8%. Total electricity demand was 99.5 GWh, down from the 104.3 GWh used on average at the same time last year.

National hydro storage levels fell to 65% of average for this time of the year or 1965 GWh.

Daily demand information will be updated at 12 pm each day at http://www.winterpower.org.nz


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