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Cold Weather Tips for Your Home

Immediate energy-conserving measures customers can take to reduce their natural gas usage include:
  • Set the thermostat in your home lower – while everyone has their own level of comfort, setting the thermostat lower by even a few degrees for a period of time, can help reduce the amount of energy consumed in your home
  • Avoid using natural gas appliances such as natural gas logs and grills that are not typically the primary source of heating or cooking in a home
Additional cold weather tips for your home:
  1. Disconnect all exterior water hoses
  2. If you have a tankless water heater located outside:
    • Run at least one faucet throughout the night and as long as temperatures are below 15 degrees
    • Run a cold water faucet so it puts out a steady stream of water. A cold water faucet will keep the water flowing in the pipes below the heater
  3. If you have any plumbing along an exterior wall, run the fixture throughout the night:
    • If it is a two-handle faucet, run both the hot and cold water
    • If it is a single handle faucet, put it in the middle
    • Open the doors on all sink cabinets to let warm air in from the house
    • If you have a toilet or washing machine on an outside wall, turn the connection to the off position when it is not in use
  4. If you have a vented crawlspace, close the vents at night
  5. Make sure you know where your main water valve is located in case you need to shut off the water
  6. For more information about protecting your home's water pipes during the winter click here:
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