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Get ready before cold weather arrives

With reliable and efficient natural gas, you'll stay warm and comfortable, plus save energy this winter. Atmos Energy has FREE tools and energy saving information to help mange your energy use.

Follow along with Wanda the Water Heater as she counts down the weeks until winter!

Wanda's Winter Energy & Safety Tips


Review all of Wanda’s Winter Tips – Happy Winter!
Thanks for watching Wanda’s Winter Energy Tips. Remember, if you smell gas leave the area immediately, and from a safe distance call 911 or Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667. Have a safe and warm winter!

Week 2: Open Drapes on Sunny Days
Open draperies and blinds during the day to allow sunlight in, and close them at night to insulate against cold outside air.

Week 3: Change Furnace Filter Regularly
Changing your filter helps equipment “breathe” easier, operates more efficiently and uses less energy.

Week 4: Run Full Laundry Loads with Cold Water
Run washer and dryer on cold with a full load to increase water and energy efficiency.

Week 5: Caulk Windows
Caulk around windows and doors to prevent air leaks and ensure that warm air stays inside your home.

Week 6: Set Water Heater to 120°F
For safety and energy efficiency, 120° is the ideal temperature.

Week 7: Install Carbon Monoxide Detector
Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector for your safety. For more information, visit http://www.atmosenergy.com/home/safety/cotwo.html

Week 8: Set Thermostat to 70° During The Day
If you have a programmable thermostat, use it to adjust the temperature without sacrificing comfort.

Week 9: Inspect Your Appliances
Have major appliances inspected to ensure safety, reliability and efficiency. Visit www.atmosenergy.com/dealer to find an Authorized Dealer near you.

Week 10: If you are an existing or new customer, log into the Account Center or call 1-888-286-6700 to update your account or place an order to turn on gas service. Do it today to avoid possible delays when cold weather arrives.


 Remember, if you smell gas:
  • LEAVE the area IMMEDIATELY
  • CALL 911 from a safe distance or call Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667.
  • DO NOT turn lights on or off, smoke, use a cell phone, or operate a vehicle or equipment that could cause sparks.
  • DO NOT attempt to turn natural gas valves on or off.