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What better way to start than by making sure your natural gas appliances are in tip-top shape? With these pointers from Kansas Gas Service, everything can run smoothly and safely while saving you money and prolonging the lifespan of your natural gas appliances.

  1. Schedule inspections for your furnace and water heater. Spring is a great opportunity to schedule inspections of your furnace and water heater to make sure they’re operating properly and safely. Properly functioning appliances help save you money!
  2. Replace your air filters. This quick and inexpensive tip will save you money and energy year-round and protect you and your family from debris and bacteria in the air.
  3. Deep clean your natural gas stove. After a winter of warm, delicious meals, food and grease can accumulate on your stove. Giving your stovetop a deep cleaning can help you maintain even flames and proper ignition. Soaking and scrubbing is the way to go! Appliance manufacturers recommend removing and soaking the cooking grates and burner caps in hot, soapy water for at least 20 minutes. Using a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water, coat the grates and burner caps in the mixture and set aside for 20 minutes. Remove the paste and scrub off any remaining debris with a non-abrasive scrubbing pad. Read more here.
  4. Inspect and deep clean your outdoor grill. Grilling season is back! Take care of your natural gas grill by looking it over for any rust, bugs or other wear and cleaning it from the inside out.
  5. Check your dryer ventilation. Did you know cleaning your dryer exhaust vent at least every two years can help prevent fires? Remove the vent from the back of the dryer and clean out any lint build-up.

Proper care and maintenance will help keep natural gas appliances running efficiently. Natural gas appliances are the building blocks for long-term money and savings. Learn more about natural gas appliances in your home here.