LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that effective at 10 p.m. PT this evening, Jan. 24, the "Dial It Down" Alert urging customers to conserve natural gas has ended. The Dial It Down Alert was initiated on Monday, January 21 in response to cold weather conditions, specifically in the mornings and evenings, throughout the SoCalGas service territory.
Winter Conservation Tips
SoCalGas encourages customers to continue to reduce their natural gas use this winter to help conserve energy and to save money on utility bills. Customers can take simple steps, like setting their thermostat to 68 degrees when home and 55 degrees when not home. Other helpful tips include:
- Washing clothes with cold water;
- Taking shorter showers to use less hot water;
- Running only full loads of dishes and clothes;
- Using low-flow shower heads;
- Keeping windows and doors closed when the heater is on; and
- Dressing warmer.
More information on SoCalGas' Dial It Down Alert energy conservation program can be found at socalgas.com/dialitdown.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable natural gas service to 21.8 million customers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90 percent of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking, drying clothes or other uses. Natural gas delivered through the company's pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians—about 60 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.
SoCalGas is committed to investing in its natural gas system infrastructure, while keeping bills affordable for our customers. From 2013 through 2017, the company spent nearly $6 billion to upgrade and modernize its natural gas system to enhance safety and reliability. The company is also committed to being a leader in the region's clean energy future, and is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas from dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants and the development of renewable energy storage technologies. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information, visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.
SOURCE Southern California Gas Company