(San Antonio, TX) – December 16, 2020- Overnight temperatures will continue to dip into the 30s this week. According to the National Weather Service, possible freezing temperatures are predicted for CPS Energy’s service territory early Thursday morning.
CPS Energy crews are on standby and prepared to respond to customers in need. The utility is monitoring the weather and temperature, and skilled crews are prepared to respond to any reports of power outages.
CPS Energy offers tips to help customers stay safe and manage their bill during this high energy use period.
- Never use a stove/oven as a space heater.
- Test smoke alarms to verify they are working in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every floor.
- Test or install carbon monoxide alarms in a central location outside sleeping areas.
- Keep flammable liquids and spray cans at least three feet from heating equipment.
- When using a natural gas space heater, leave a window open a couple of inches for proper ventilation.
- For additional safety tips, please visit cpsenergy.com/safety.
The utility is also offering energy-savings tips to help customers manage energy usage.
- Set thermostat setting between 68 – 70 degrees.
- Keep doors and windows closed to minimize hot air from escaping the home.
- Wear warm, comfortable clothing to help stay warm indoors instead of adjusting the thermostat.
- Run ceiling fans in reverse to help bring down warm air near the ceiling.
- More energy-saving tips can be found at cpsenery.com/tips.
Additionally, the National Weather Service urges area residents to take care of the 4 P’s –people, pets, plants, and pipes. It is recommended that outdoor water pipes be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly.