City of Boulder: Heating Costs Are Rising This Winter. Here’s How to Keep Your Bill Affordable

This winter, residential energy bills could rise as much as 54% over last year.

According to data from the Colorado Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate, Xcel Energy bills for the average household are projected to be about $177 in December, up from $115 last year.

The city has compiled a few easy steps you can take to make your home more efficient.

Why are costs going up?

According to Xcel Energy, several factors are driving the cost of energy up. Behind the bigger bills are higher energy costs nationally, the war in Ukraine and natural gas supply challenges.