Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is accepting appointments for free in-home safety checks of gas appliances, and to reignite pilot lights that were turned off during warmer months.

PG&E customers may schedule an inspection online or by calling 800-743-5000.

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Information about carbon monoxide poisoning and safety presented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention. (CDC/YouTube)

The utility said its goal is to ensure that water heaters, furnaces and ovens are operating safely to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless.

So far this year, PG&E has responded to more than 6,100 incidents where carbon monoxide was suspected, the company said.