Winter is coming.

A strong cold front will move into Mississippi bringing temperatures in the middle to high twenties Tuesday night, November 12, and a low in the thirties on Wednesday, November 13. Wind speeds will make it feel much cooler.

It’s important to protect people, plants and pets, but also to consider your electricity use.

Here are some winter weather tips:

  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees. Every degree you lower your heat setting can save on next month’s power bill.
  • Dress appropriately for the cold weather, even indoors. Wear socks and shoes, and layer up for warmth.
  • Add blankets on the beds in all the bedrooms in your home, and lower your heat setting by several degrees while you sleep. You will stay warm and cozy and can program your thermostat to raise the setting back to 68 degrees before you wake.

Considering your energy use DURING cold weather can help increase your savings on next month’s power bill. It’s important to keep safety in mind and to stay warm; however, it takes only a moment to make changes that add up to savings.

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