SoCalGas issued a “Dial It Down” alert Monday amid the cold temperatures on the Central Coast.
The alert took effect at 7 p.m. Monday and runs through 7 a.m. Thursday.
The company is asking customers to conserve natural gas, specifically in the evenings when more people are using the energy source.
There tends to be a higher demand for natural gas during cold weather because people use it for heating, hot water, and cooking.
The company released several tips for reducing use:
- Set your thermostat to 68 degrees when home and 55 degrees when not home
- Wash clothes with cold water
- Take shorter showers to use less hot water
- Run only full loads of dishes and clothes
- Use low-flow shower heads
- Keep windows and doors closed when the heater is on
- Dress warmer
The company services communities in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
For more information on the “Dial It Down” alert, click here.