Last month, a significant intrusion of arctic air led to a 3-day period of below freezing temperatures and winter precipitation throughout the state. Many residents turned up their heaters to take the chill out of the air. Producing heat requires a lot of electricity, which can drive up your energy usage and bills.
Entergy Arkansas offers tips for maximizing your energy efficiency this winter.
As winter officially begins and cooler temperatures move into the state, Entergy Arkansas is ready for the possibility of freezing and inclement weather.
Cooler temperatures are beginning to settle in the state, and some Entergy Arkansas customers may have already turned on their heaters to take the chill out of the air. While choosing what temperature to set the thermostat, keep in mind that heating your home uses more energy than cooling it.
High demand on system slows restoration times
Approximately 1,600 customers remained without power Sunday evening after about 7,000 were disrupted earlier in the day as winter weather blew across the state. Forecasts call for even more extreme temperatures, sleet, and snow this week, with an unprecedented demand for electricity likely.