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Practice winter safety, energy saving during winter months

The AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) service area could experience the impact of snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain and extremely cold temperatures during January and February, making energy-saving tips and a home emergency kit a good idea during winter weather.

For economy, set the thermostat for 68 degrees, and then leave it alone. Each degree above that adds to your cost. For more cost saving and safety tips, see the January 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.