Winter Conservation Tips

  • Set your water heater to 120 degrees
  • Turn down your thermostat and bundle up
  • Set your ceiling fan blades to spin clockwise
  • Check and repair air leaks in your external doors, windows, and attic
  • Close doors and vents in unused rooms to avoid heating unused areas
  • If possible, manage your heater with a smart thermostat
  • Locate your hand cut-off valve, usually located approximately two feet from your water meter, in case you need to cut off your water during a freeze event

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Looking for tips to prepare for freezing weather? Visit our Freezing Weather Tips page.