Atlanta Gas Light Company Offers Cold Weather Tips
December 29, 2000
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - More unseasonably cold weather is expected for the upcoming holiday weekend. In anticipation of this colder than normal weather, Atlanta Gas Light Company wants to assure its more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia that there is ample supply of natural gas to keep them warm throughout the weekend and the winter heating season.
"We are experiencing unusually cold weather very early in the winter heating season," said Jim Scabareti, Atlanta Gas Light Company's vice president for gas operations. "Although additional demands are being placed on our system, we are doing everything possible to ensure that there is adequate supply of natural gas for our firm customers in Georgia. However, we encourage customers to conserve energy especially since natural gas prices both nationally and in Georgia are at unprecedented high levels."
There are a number of very simple energy conservation tips that customers are encouraged to follow:
- Set the thermostat at 68 degrees or lower;
- Lower the thermostat to 65 degrees while sleeping
- Seal leaks around doors, windows and other openings, such as pipes or ducts - with caulking or weather-stripping;
- Set water heater temperatures at 120 degrees, and install water-flow restrictors in showerheads and faucets;
- Change filters or clean filters in heating and cooling units twice a year. Close vents and doors in unused rooms. If pipes or ducts run through unheated areas, insulate them;
- Refer to http://www.atlantagaslight.com for additional energy conservation tips.
To report a natural gas leak or any other type of natural gas emergency, contact Atlanta Gas Light Company immediately by calling 770-907-4231 in metro Atlanta and 877-427-4321 for outside metro Atlanta.
If you should lose electric power at your residence or business, many natural gas appliances, such as gas logs, grills and gas stoves and cooktops will still be operational. HOWEVER, your natural gas heating unit will typically NOT be working since the blower and thermostat are powered by electricity. About AGL Resources
AGL Resources Inc. is a regional energy holding company with operations in the Southeast. Atlanta Gas Light Company, the largest natural gas distributor in the Southeast and the company's primary subsidiary, provides delivery service for nearly 1.5 million customers in Georgia and, through Chattanooga Gas Company, in southern Tennessee. Although natural gas distribution is AGL Resources' core business, it also is engaged in other energy-related businesses, including retail energy marketing, customer care services for energy marketers and wholesale and retail propane sales. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com
. About Atlanta Gas Light Company
Atlanta Gas Light Company is the largest natural gas distribution company in the Southeast, serving nearly 1.5 million customers in Georgia and southern Tennessee. It also is the primary subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc., a regional energy holding company with operations throughout the Southeast. Although natural gas distribution is AGL Resources' core business, it also is engaged in other energy-related businesses, including retail propane sales, and customer care services for energy. For more information, visit www.atlantagaslight.com
. NOTE TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA:
Atlanta Gas Light Company's gas operations center is staffed with experienced operational personnel 24-hours per day, 365-days per year. This is the company's "nerve" center for managing the flow of gas throughout our service territory. B-roll opportunities are available. Please call Nick Gold at 404-584-3457 or 404-275-9501 (cell) to confirm a time.