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Black Hills Energy Ready Tips


We’re closely monitoring the National Weather Service forecast this week for a winter storm and extreme cold temperatures predicted to impact our communities. As we prepare for potential heavy snow, ice and below freezing temperatures, we’re ready to help you stay safe, be prepared and save energy.

  • Make sure your furnace vent, gas fireplace vent and water heater vents are free from any obstructions or debris.
  • Never use gas ranges, ovens or gas grills to heat your home.
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors, including replacing the batteries, and inspect them regularly.
  • Natural Gas smells like rotten eggs for a reason. If your nose picks up this scent, immediately leave the area and call 911 once you’re away from the site.
  • Wait for Black Hills Energy or emergency personnel to arrive before re-entering the building. Emergency personnel will let you know when it’s safe to return.
  • Never use a mobile phone, touch a light switch or start an engine while near a suspected gas leak.

For more winter energy conservation and billing resources visit blackhillsenergy.com/ready.

Stay safe before, during and after a storm

Review these helpful resources to prepare for cold weather, stay notified during a storm and safely clear snow after the storm passes.