Creating tomorrow's energy landscape

Published: 9/20/2018  12:36 PM
​Yesterday we took a big step forward in demonstrating our commitment to renewable energy. Our Utilities Board approved the addition of 150 megawatts of new solar generation plus battery storage to our system by 2024. The project will bring our re ...

Baseball, Football and Fall Prep

Published: 9/11/2018  8:14 AM
September is likely my favorite month in Colorado.  In the daytime, it feels like we're getting a second chance at summer, yet, nighttime brings us cool, crisp air. Football season is underway and baseball gets exciting. Our tradition, with Broncos ...

Changing the current collaboratively

Published: 9/6/2018  12:18 PM
When I first traveled through this area in the 1980s I was amazed at its natural beauty. I fell in love with the region, though, in the late 1990s when we decided to call it our home. Like any true love, it gets better with time. Colorado Springs is ...

Labor Day Weekend Checklist: To-dos for fall energy savings

Published: 8/30/2018  1:18 PM
As you may know, Labor Day is a federal holiday to recognize contributions that workers make to our society. The last thing we want to do on your holiday is to add to your workload. But a little effort this weekend can pay off with energy savings al ...

Top three tips for late summer lawn care

Published: 8/27/2018  3:51 PM
With the start of school, football season and trips to the mountains to see the aspens change color, it can be easy to forget about your lawn. Nonetheless, late summer is an important time to fertilize and adjust your watering schedule. By providin ...

Analytics driving force behind enhanced fire hydrant tracking & maintenance

Published: 8/24/2018  8:56 AM
​When it comes to fire hydrants, the coverage area is extensive, the stakes are high and the margin for error is slim. There are approximately 18,000 hydrants under Colorado Springs Utilities’ purview and each are expected to work when needed. Howev ...

CEO finalists announced

Published: 8/23/2018  1:00 PM
​Today, the Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors announced the top three finalists for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Jerry Forte retired on May 30, 2018, after 12.5 years with Springs Utilities. Nearly 130 candidates ...

Poles need love too

Published: 8/17/2018  3:00 PM
​Did you know that every year, Colorado Springs Utilities inspects and tests 4,000 electric wood poles? It takes about 8 to 12 weeks to complete the work. In fact, that’s only a fraction of the poles that serve up power to our community. There is a ...

Colorado Springs Utilities moves forward with model water-sharing agreement

Published: 8/17/2018  8:31 AM
​Over the past year, the Colorado Springs Utilities Water Resources team has been working behind the scenes on a history-shaping agreement within the Colorado water industry. Last month Springs Utilities and the Lower Arkansas Water Management Asso ...

So easy a rabbit can do it

Published: 8/10/2018  2:19 PM
811 Day is tomorrow, and that means we’ve been reminding our customers to contact 811 before they dig. A large percentage of our electric, natural gas, water and wastewater mains and service lines are underground and out of sight, and very dangerous ...

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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 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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