AUSTIN, TX – Nov. 19, 2015 – With winter right around the corner, Texas Gas Service is encouraging customers to prepare their homes for the heating season. From safety and energy-saving measures to budget plans, the company is offering the following information to help prepare for the colder temperatures in the months to come.

Safety: Care should be taken that nothing obstructs a heater’s air intake and that vents and flues are intact and unblocked to avoid the potential of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Texas Gas Service recommends customers have a qualified contractor inspect heating and cooling equipment annually and also install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors according to manufacturer’s instructions.

If you suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, leave the area immediately and call 911. .

Save Energy and Money: In spite of the cold, customers can reduce the impact of the weather on their bills with some common-sense conservation steps:

Make sure heaters are properly adjusted and running with clean filters.
Add weather-stripping and seal windows and doors.
Consider lowering the thermostat at night.
Seal off unused rooms to prevent unnecessary heating.
Customers also may sign up for the Average Bill Calculation (ABC) Plan, which reduces the fluctuations in your bill amount each month by spreading your natural gas expenses throughout the year.

For more information about natural gas safety, energy-saving tips and the ABC Plan visit


Texas Gas Service provides safe, clean and reliable natural gas to more than 640,000 customers in Texas.  It is a division of ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS), a natural gas distribution company and the successor to the company founded in 1906 as Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, which became ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) in 1980, a diversified energy company that today is the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS).

ONE Gas provides natural gas distribution services to more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. ONE Gas is one of the largest publicly traded, 100 percent regulated, natural gas utilities in the United States. 

ONE Gas trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OGS,” and is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index.

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