Tips for Wise Watering During Mid-Summer Heat

Published: 6/20/2018  12:17 PM
With the recent hot, dry weather, many people have been watering their landscapes frequently. So how do you use the right amount of water to keep your landscape healthy without waste? Here are four ideas: Water enough, but not too much. You can tak ...

Preparing for our energy future

Published: 6/18/2018  7:54 PM
We have the technology, expertise and dedicated staff to retire the Martin Drake Power Plant and continue adding more environmentally friendly generation to our system. While we can’t close the plant tomorrow, we have an experienced team now planni ...

The loudest lullaby signals water leak

Published: 6/14/2018  11:03 AM
​I headed to bed after my shower. As I began to relax, I could hear a loud, continuous drip drop sound coming from my bathroom.  This quickly became an annoying distraction as I tried to close my eyes. Even more so, I began to dread how much money ...

Take two wheels to work! Bicycle to Work Day Corporate Challenge

Published: 6/12/2018  8:33 AM
​Wednesday, June 27, 20186 a.m. – 9 a.m. Bike to Work Day on June 27 encourages bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. Register today because…   •  It’s healthy: Bicycling is a grea ...

Safe removal of abandoned pipelines

Published: 6/11/2018  11:45 AM
Environmental stewardship and safety are important parts of our business practice. Our customers and community rely on us to meet their utility needs, and they also expect us to responsibly manage the environmental impact of their services. This inc ...

Come to our Efficiency Expo for an expo-nential good time!

Published: 6/5/2018  2:06 PM
Have you ever thought about how the little things you do every day can make a big difference for our community? Want to make some changes but don’t know where to start? We are here to help! Drop by our free Efficiency Expo on June 9 from 9 a.m. to ...

Dam safety and flood awareness

Published: 5/30/2018  9:50 AM
Water is one of our most precious resources. Our lives depend on it. Throughout history, people have built dams to maximize use of this vital resource. Dams provide a wide range of range of benefits, including recreation, flood control, water suppl ...

Irrigation season begins - Please use water wisely

Published: 5/29/2018  12:05 PM
​Although we've had a dry year in Colorado Springs, the trees, flowers, shrubs and lawns are springing into bloom. We recognize that a beautiful yard enhances your quality of life and your property value. With a three-year water supply in storage, ...

2018 Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival attracts 800 students

Published: 5/25/2018  10:18 AM
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a kid at heart. I love eating pizza for breakfast, riding on the biggest roller coasters at amusement parks and am OBSESSED with the Incredibles (I can't wait for Incredibles 2 to come out in a couple of weeks!). Last ...

​System improvements at Kelker Substation

Published: 5/24/2018  4:17 PM
  Moving an object that weighs 355,000 pounds is no small feat. In April we transported a new autotransformer to the Kelker Substation for installation. After completely installed, it will weigh more than half a million pounds. This enormous p ...

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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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