For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO offers ideas for a safe holiday season  

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 5, 2013) – This time of year, many Ohio families begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. Decorations help make the season bright, but they can also create safety hazards. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers safety and conservation tips to help Ohioans stay safe and keep energy bills manageable during the holidays.

Keeping holiday decorations safe

As Ohioans make their homes festive, they should keep these safety guidelines in mind.

Managing home energy bills

Enjoying the holidays does not have to mean higher energy bills. Here are some ways to manage electric and natural gas bills this season.

Ohioans interested in learning additional ways to save money on home heating bills should visit the state of Ohio’s Winter Heating Resource Center at The PUCO’s consumer call center at
(800) 686-PUCO (7826) is available as well to help answer questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

Subscribe and unsubscribe to the PUCO Media Release email service