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Summit Utilities Offers Tips for Customers to Stay Warm and Save Energy

Dec 20, 2022
by Summit Utilities

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (December 20, 2022) - With freezing temperatures upon us, Summit Utilities (Summit) is committed to keeping its customers safe and warm. Over the next few days, “artic blasts” across the country will bring some of the coldest weather in decades to millions of Americans.

Summit provides some simple steps to stay warm and save energy, including:

  • Keep your thermostat a few degrees lower than normal (as long as there are no health risks), and lower if you are away from home for more than a few hours. 
  • When increasing the temperature in your home, avoid turning your thermostat up too high.
  • Clear space around your registers so warm air can flow freely.
  • Close dampers on unused fireplaces and keep garage doors closed to prevent warm air from escaping.
  • Insulate around windows and doors to prevent air leaks and keep warm air inside.
  • Soak up the sun by opening curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to let the sunlight help heat your home. Then, close them at night to reduce incoming cold air from drafty windows.

These small steps can help conserve energy, keep you comfortable, and can aid in saving money during the winter months. Learn more at:

In addition to these tips, there are payment and energy assistance programs offered in Arkansas and Oklahoma, as well as by Summit, to support customers and reduce energy costs.

If customers are having trouble paying their bills, Summit will work with them to set up a payment plan and help find possible energy assistance options. Customers can visit our Payment Assistance page for more information. 

Background on Summit Utilities, Inc.’s Recent Acquisition:

Summit Utilities Inc. (SUI) finalized its acquisition of CenterPoint Energy’s distribution assets in Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Texarkana, Texas area on January 10, 2022. The gas distribution systems included in the transaction serve approximately 525,000 customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and include 17,000 miles of gas main pipeline across those three states. As part of the acquisition, SUI has welcomed nearly 600 CenterPoint team members to the company.

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Background on Summit Utilities, Inc.

Summit Utilities, Inc. owns natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries that operate in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company provides safe, clean and affordable natural gas to businesses and residents in six states through Arkansas Oklahoma Gas, Colorado Natural Gas, Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Summit Utilities Arkansas, and Summit Utilities Oklahoma. Each of SUI’s natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries constructs and installs natural gas distribution systems with the goal of supporting economic development by providing clean-burning, safe and reliable natural gas to residential and commercial customers through exceptional customer service and commitment to community. Overall, SUI entities serve approximately 625,000 customers and operate more than 23,400 miles of pipeline.




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