There are a number of ways customers can stay warm.
Even though there's been heavy use of heating systems throughout the region due to the cold snap, Potomac Edison says it has had no problems in meeting the electricity needs of its customers.
But there are a number of ways residents can stay warm and save money, even when the temperatures plummet. Spokesman Todd Meyers says it's important to keep your thermostat set between 65 and 70 degrees, with 68 degrees being a comfortable setting in most cases: "In the daytime take advantage of the sun. Even on cold days keep those shades open and let the sun come in. At night that's when the heat starts to radiate out of your home. That's when you want to trap it. So close those blinds and shades at night," said Meyers.
If your electricity goes out during a cold spell, Meyers says notify Potomac Edison immediately. "And while waiting for the power to come back, move to the warmest area of the house, and dress in layers to keep from getting cold," he said.