Results for: summer tips

Budgeting

  Setting a budget for your utility bills can be challenging, particularly because the amount of energy you use varies from season to season and month to month. Not only does your energy use vary, in many cases the price you pay for each unit of energy varies by season as well. Because the cost…

Renter Resources

Understand your responsibilities Depending on your landlord and whether you are renting an apartment or house, you may or may not be responsible for certain utility bills, such as natural gas. Often, a landlord will cover certain things like garbage and water. But, when it comes to gas and electric service, many times renters are…

Xcel’s New Rates are Here

  Did anyone notice a change in their electric bills this month? If you’re an Xcel customer, your bill will look different. As of October 1, 2017, Xcel customers have new electric rates. Xcel estimates an average 8.0% increase for an average residential customer for this initial rate increase. Here is a quick summary of…

Xcel’s Rate Increase Starts October 1

October 1 marks the start of a multi-year electric rate increase for Xcel Energy electric customers. While it is pretty straight-forward to understand that your bills are about to increase, the details behind utility rate increases can be confusing. That’s one reason CUB exists – to help consumers understand their energy bills and provide ideas…

Lower Your Home Energy Costs Seminar – Rogers

CUB will be holding a seminar on how to lower your home energy costs at the Hennepin County Library in Rogers on Saturday, June 24.  This will be a great opportunity to get ideas to reduce bills year round with a special focus on summer energy saving tips. Register for the event via the Hennepin…

Home insulation can be a year-round money saver

Today’s energy saving tip comes from the Minnesota Department of Commerce: Proper home insulation is not only a good way to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can also save you money on your energy bills year round. To reduce costly energy waste, especially in older homes, the Minnesota Commerce…

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