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 ...



Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance

Published: 10/30/2018  2:46 PM
Whether it’s a home-cooked meal or a warm place to lay their heads, our customers count on Project COPE to help when times get tough. Donations to Project COPE make a difference in the lives of so many families. Project COPE is the only local organ ...



Don't be haunted by phantom load

Published: 10/22/2018  10:56 AM
​There are scary things that go bump in the night and then there are scary things that make a bump in your electrical use. Phantom (or vampire) load is the energy that things like your DVD player and microwave use, even when turned off or in standby ...



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Trick or Treat for Savings   

by  Tara A.  on  10/31/2018
iStock-615726970-HalloweenCandy-web.jpgTrick 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 the kids are talking about it the next day. Don’t you want to be like that house?
 
Our efficiency rebates are like full-size candy bars in a neighborhood full of raisin-pouches. Save energy and water with upgrades to your home and appliances, cut costs on your bills and cash in with rebates on qualified products.
 
For homeowners, we offer many rebates to help increase the comfort of your home, update appliances, live more green and use resources wisely. You can earn $50 back or even up to $250 each on qualified purchases. It’s like grabbing a whole handful from the candy bowl. Our residential rebates include:
  • Electric clothes dryer
  • Furnace
  • Insulation & air sealing
  • Irrigation
  • Refrigerator/freezer recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart thermostat
  • Water heater
 
For business owners, there are sweet savings for efficiency too. Whether you are remodeling or just trying to reduce your monthly utility bill, we have rebates available on irrigation, lighting, renewables, air conditioning and more.
 
With all these rebates and many items on the market, it is important to do your homework before making a purchase to verify the product you’re considering qualifies.
 
Check out the residential or business rebates pages at csu.org for program details before making a purchase. The more you do to make your home or business energy and water efficient, the more you can save. Saving money by using resources wisely makes every day feel like yours is the house with the full-size candy bars.
 
 
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