Winter Weather Information

Winter Weather Tips

Weatherize your home

  • Insulate walls, pipes, and attics
  • Cover all cracks
  • Learn how to shut off water valves in case pipes burst
  • Seal all leaks


  • Transportation could be very dangerous due to slippery or snowy roads
  • Keep in mind that public transportation may be cancelled

Check television and radio

  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • check local and national weather stations
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  • Half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February.
  • One in every seven home fires and one in every five home fire deaths involves heating equipment.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three (3) feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters.
  • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far from your home as possible.
  • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
  • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (like a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
  • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.

Winter Energy Savings Tips From Entergy Arkansas

Winter has arrived here in the Natural State, kicking heaters and energy consumption into high gear. Entergy Arkansas wants customers to stay warm while managing their energy usage and costs, offering these helpful hints to make your home more energy efficient.

Heating costs can account for more than 50 percent of a customer’s monthly energy usage. Instead of cranking up the thermostat when the temperatures drop, take these free or low-cost steps to remain comfortable and save energy and money on your utility bills.

  • Prepare for winter weather:
    • Seal air leaks
    • Adjust the thermostat
    • Conserve hot water
    • Keep doors and windows closed
    • Ensure fans are turning the right way
    • Replace air filters
    • Use sunlight to your advantage
    • Bill Management Resources
    • AutoPay
    • Level billing
    • PaperFREE
    • Pick-A-Date
    • Understanding my bill
  • Payment resources for customers in need
    • Payment extension
    • The Power to Care
    • Deferred payment