One of the state’s utility companies is asking you to check for a certain type of pipe connectors that may lead to problems. Alan Urlis is the spokesman for MidAmerican energy. He says uncoated brass connectors for natural gas appliances are the ones you need to worry about. Urlis says the connectors haven’t been manufactured since the 1970’s, but may’ve still been on appliances.

Urlis says you should check for the connectors when you have your furnace checked. Urlis says if you discover the uncoated brass connectors, you should have a professional remove them an install new connectors.