Georgia Power crews out early to fix power outages
Jay Smith, Georgia Power Albany Area Manager
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -
Freezing temperatures sent Georgia Power crews out early Tuesday morning to fix several power outages in the region.
Crews worked on a power outage on Fowler Drive in Leesburg. Georgia Power officials say they started receiving scattered power outage calls in Valdosta, Tifton, Waycross and Albany as early as 2:00 a.m. Officials say adding too many heating appliances in your home can cause your power to go out.
"The biggest immediate thing that a person could do would be to set their thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter. Every degree above that it takes about 3 to 5 percent more energy than of course cost that much more to heat the house," said Jay Smith.
Smith also says it's important to make sure the stripping around windows is in good use and to check the insulation in your attic.