With colder weather now upon us, we encourage residents to plan ahead for heating season and take steps now to save energy and money this winter.
Although energy costs have increased nationwide due to higher wholesale natural gas prices, there are still actions you can take to insulate your home, and your wallet. And in the event you find yourself struggling to pay the bills, there are several financial assistance options available.
For eligible households, Arapahoe County’s energy-saving Weatherization Program provides free weatherization services. These services can help you lower annual utility costs, identify potentially life-threatening safety issues, and stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
If you find yourself in crisis — whether to pay the bills or are facing a costly broken furnace — there are several resources available that can financially assist qualifying households. Additionally, Xcel Energy offers both alternative payment options and affordability programs to help carry you through difficult times.
Meanwhile, Xcel Energy offers these simple ways that every household can conserve energy: