Extreme Weather

Freezing Temperatures

Extreme winter temperatures are coming, and residents need to be prepared. To help keep the community safe, Atmos Energy has issued safety and conservation information.

Gas Leak? Act Fast!

If you think you smell gas, act fast! Leave the area immediately and from a safe distance call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number, 866-322-8667.

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Stay Safe This Winter

  • Protect Natural Gas Meters – Remove snow and ice from natural gas meters with a broom or brush. Never kick or chip snow and ice away with a hard object.
  • Unblock Vents – Make sure external vents for dryers and other natural gas appliances are clear.
  • Heat Source Alert – Never use an oven or gas stovetop to heat your home.
  • Minimize Frozen Pipe Risk – Leave faucets running at a trickle, leave cabinet doors open, and close all doors and windows to keep heat inside. 

Energy Saving Tips

  • Close Fireplace Dampers – Unless a fire is burning, close your fireplace damper to prevent warm air from escaping up the chimney.
  • Do Not Use Pool Heater – Instead, run your pool pump during the coldest part of the day to circulate the water and prevent freezing. 
  • Full Loads – Operate your clothes washer, dryer, and dishwasher only when fully loaded.
  • Lower Water Heater Temperature – Reduce to 120 degrees. Water heating accounts for as much as 25% of the energy consumed in your home. 
  • Reduce Shower or Bath Time – Showering and bathing can account for 40% of your home's hot water use. 
  • Lower Your Thermostat – Decrease it to 68 degrees during the day and 58 degrees when you are away from home when it is safe to do so. 
Winter energy saving tips