When the temps go down, the bills go up

Published: 12/17/2018  3:18 PM
I’m sure there are quite a few customers who are opening their bills this month and wondering why it’s higher than usual. When unexpected changes occur with your bill, one of the first things you should do is go back and look at the weather during t ...

'Tis the season...for water main breaks

Published: 12/14/2018  11:14 AM
While this may be “the hap-happiest season of all,” dealing with traffic issues can really put that phrase to the test. After all, we’ve got parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting and much mistltoeing to do. Who’s got time for a detour?! Bu ...

Creating your own weather

Published: 12/5/2018  3:59 PM
​Some say weather affects their mood. I believe that we can create our own weather – like having a sunny attitude on a cloudy day.  In the utilities business, though, creating our own weather isn’t as possible. We can still choose great attitudes, b ...

Utilities Board seeks customer input

Published: 11/28/2018  1:47 PM
Colorado Springs is fortunate to operate its own community-owned utility. This means that our customers have a say in how their utility operates and plans to provide service in the future. Right now, our Colorado Springs Utilities Board and CEO Ara ...

Give thanks and get deals

Published: 11/21/2018  10:19 AM
​It's that time of the year where we give thanks for what we have, and then get some more!   With the discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's the perfect time to upgrade your home with smart technology and efficient appliances. Plus, many ...

A Water Win-Win

Published: 11/15/2018  12:01 PM
​Water news from the Arkansas Valley yesterday is a win-win.  A win for farmers and a win for city-dwellers. Late Wednesday, the Fort Lyon Canal Company (FLCC) Board approved to allow a Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) member to ...

Creating tomorrow’s energy landscape with a new vision

Published: 11/14/2018  4:29 PM
Our world is increasingly revolving around electronics. From your Google Home to your electric vehicle and smart thermostat, the ways in which we all use energy are changing. So too are the ways in which we generate and deliver that energy to you. ...

Funding our Future | 2019 Rates & Budget Approved

Published: 11/13/2018  2:33 PM
Today Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved our 2019 Budget and 2019 customer rates. Last summer, I was priviliged to work with a team of employees to review the 2019 budget submittal and am proud to share that the 2019 budget is nearl ...

Recognized with Platinum level HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Published: 11/13/2018  2:26 PM
There has been a strong military presence in Colorado Springs for many years, and we're proud to serve those who serve our country. Doing right by our military, though, means more than simply providing safe, reliable utility service. It also means a ...

Trick or Treat for Savings

Published: 10/31/2018  8:49 AM
Trick or treating through the neighborhood, sometimes there is one special house with a candy bowl that stands out from all the others. It’s the place with full-size candy bars. Everyone wants to be at that house with the biggest candy bars, and all ...

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There's still time to weatherize   

Author: Eric  by  Eric  on  1/17/2018

Household Energy UseIf you've been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather so far this winter - until the last week or so - you're not alone. I've heard several people say they put off the annual chores of preparing their home for winter.

While we've been in a bit of cold snap lately, the good news is there's still time to create a cozy, cost-efficient home for the coldest part of winter that is still to come. Bundling up your house provides a warm and comfortable experience and, perhaps most importantly, saves you money on your energy bills.

Looking for a place to start? Here are a few affordable and easy tips, and you can find more tips on our website.

1. Install a smart thermostat. Get a $50 rebate.
Program your thermostat to match your schedule by setting it no higher than 68 degrees when at home and 60 degrees when away or sleeping. Visit csu.org to learn more about our $50 rebate on smart thermostats purchased after Nov. 1, 2017.

2. Keep your air filters clean.
Dirty air filters make your furnace work harder than it should. Check your filter every 30 days and change if needed.

3. Seal leaks and insulate.
Save up to 20% on heating bills by caulking around windows, weather-stripping around doors and properly insulating your attic. The recommended insulation level for most attics is 12 to 15 inches depending on the insulation type.

4. Tune up your furnace.
Your furnace is like your car. It requires regular maintenance and repairs. An annual furnace checkup will ensure it is running efficiently. Contact a qualified heating contractor to perform the work.

The weather looks like it's going to turn colder again on Sunday, so use the next few days to batten down the hatches around your home to save energy!


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