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Posted on: November 19, 2022

Safety and Energy-Saving Tips for Colder Temperatures

Someone adjusting a thermostat.

Brrrr… It’s getting chilly out there!Here are some of their top safety tips this season:

  • Get your natural gas appliances and customer-owned natural gas piping inspected periodically by a licensed professional.
  • Make sure your outdoor vents are free of obstructions and not blocked so there’s plenty of air flow. 
  • Insulate windows, doors, roofs, and other outdoor openings to keep warm air inside your home.
  • Limit your hot water use by installing water-flow restrictors on shower heads and faucets.
  • Set your thermostat to 70 degrees during the day and to 58 degrees when away from home.
  • Carefully remove snow or ice buildup from your home’s gas meter, vents, and pipes.

Some of the best ways to conserve energy during colder months include: 

  • Run your washing machine and dryer only when you have a full load of clothes.
  • Open drapes and blinds during daylight hours to let the sun’s warmth inside on cold days.
  • Install a programmable or smart thermostat to regulate temperatures.

As always, if you smell gas, act fast. Leave the area immediately. Then, from a safe distance, call 911 and your gas provider’s emergency number. Stay warm out there!

ATMOS Graphic with winter weather safety tips

Atmos graphic with energy saving tips for winter.

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