The winter season means people use a lot more electricity and heat, thanks to shorter days and colder temperatures. This is a good time for utility companies to make sure their utility carts are in working order, as this is an incredibly busy season, and there could be a lot of building visits for those that have lost power or heat.
According to The New York Times, utility companies has been working to provide their customers with heat and electricity to keep their customers happy during inclement weather. However, many are asking their customers to keep their thermostats slightly lower in order to conserve energy so that as many people can have it as possible.
Even with the bigger demand for utility companies, the news provider notes that prices are increasing, despite customers being price-conscious.
Utilities companies need to stay on top of their areas during the winter months, as loss of heat and electricity is a common occurrence. According to WVLT, some local Tennessee utility companies prepare for the worst by constantly checking on their equipment as the winter chill continues to take over. This way, they can get a better idea of what equipment will require more attention, and they can hopefully prevent an issue from happening.
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