Once the temperatures drop, heating costs start to go up. This winter could bring especially high heating costs for people across the country, thanks to a rise in the cost of natural gas. The Cold Weather Rule protects tenants from having their heat turned off by the utility company if they do not pay their bill - but not in all instances. Thankfully, Xcel and CenterPoint Energy have programs to help customers pay their energy bills.
Xcel Energy has a number of different assistance programs for low income families, including:
CenterPoint Energy also offers payment plans and energy assistance to residents who cannot pay their bill in full. Click HERE for more information on setting up a payment plan and applying for financial aid.