Heat Advisory Tips from Xcel Energy

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From Xcel Energy: 

Temperatures expected to hit record highs in Colorado

Xcel Energy has tips to keep bills low while summer heat soars


DENVER (September 6, 2022) – With temperatures expected to reach or pass record highs this week in Colorado, Xcel Energy is encouraging customers to consider ways to save energy and keep their bills low.

There are a number of steps you can take to save energy, including:

  • Use your blinds or curtains to regulate the temperature in your home –close them on hot days to keep the heat out.
  • Make sure exterior doors are fully closed - Exterior doors that are left cracked open or not latched can lead to a loss of cooling in the home.
  • Use ceiling fans to your advantage – Ceiling fans use less energy than air conditioning and can help cool a room during warmer days and should run counter-clockwise in the summer to circulate cooler air.
  • Have air conditioner coils cleaned – Cleaned and maintained air conditioners improve efficiency and help save energy.
  • Upgrade your thermostat – A programable thermostat will let you set the temperature in your home to use less energy when you’re away. A smart thermostat will allow you to control the temperature when you’re away.   

More information on ways to save energy can be found at xcelenergy.com/tips.

Customers are also encouraged to contact Xcel Energy if they’re having trouble paying their bill. The company can provide customers with options such as payment plans, energy assistance programs or an Averaged Monthly Payment. Customers can learn more about Xcel Energy’s energy assistance programs at xcelenergy.com/EnergyAssistance or call 1-800-895-4999.