AUSTIN, Texas – In Texas, as the transition from hot summer nights to cooler fall days unfolds, Atmos Energy remains dedicated to year-round preparations for the winter heating season. Additionally, the company offers tips to ensure safety and conserve energy, aiding customers in readying themselves for the upcoming winter months.
Throughout the year, Atmos Energy focuses on gas supply and the delivery of natural gas service at the meter in anticipation of winter weather. While households gear up for winter, utilizing energy wisely and making slight adjustments can significantly impact natural gas and other energy bills. The company provides rebates for high-efficiency natural gas appliances, energy-saving devices, and weatherization upgrades for customers in Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of Texas. Details about these rebates can be found at www.atmosenergy.com/rebates.
Colder weather often results in increased natural gas consumption. To save both energy and money, consider implementing these energy-saving tips, where applicable and safe:
- Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees during the day and 58 degrees when away from home.
- Reduce shower and bath time, as they can account for a significant portion of a home's hot water use.
- Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees, reducing the energy consumed for water heating.
- Avoid using a pool heater and instead run the pool pump during the coldest parts of the day to prevent freezing.
- Operate clothes washers, dryers, and dishwashers only when fully loaded.
- Close your fireplace damper when a fire isn't burning to prevent warm air from escaping up the chimney.
In the event your natural gas service lapsed for any reason and requires reconnection, contact Atmos Energy promptly to schedule an appointment before the arrival of cold weather. The customer service team is available at 888.286.6700, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, or visit the Account Center at www.atmosenergy.com.
For customers' convenience and awareness, Atmos Energy will closely monitor extreme cold forecasts and stage qualified, well-trained employees across their system. Regular communication will be provided to customers and communities before, during, and after extreme weather events. To sign up for text alerts, adjust notification preferences in the Account Center. Additionally, customers can follow Atmos Energy on various social media platforms and their website for ongoing safety and weather preparedness information.
About Atmos Energy: Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is the largest natural gas-only distributor in the United States. Serving over 3 million distribution customers across eight states primarily in the South, Atmos Energy ensures the safe, reliable, and affordable delivery of natural gas. The company focuses on modernizing its business and infrastructure, investing in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability, and community support. Managing proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of Texas's largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems, Atmos Energy can be found online at www.atmosenergy.com and on various social media platforms.