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Hot summer days in New Mexico means increased air conditioning use, which pushes demand for electricity to a peak. By participating in Saver's Switch, you'll help us manage these peaks by cutting back just a little on the time your central air works to cool your home.
Join 500,000 Xcel Energy customers saving money with Saver’s Switch®. Receive a $40 credit on your September or October electric bill each year you participate in Saver’s Switch.
Saver’s Switch is a free program that helps us:
You don’t even need to be home during installation. A licensed electrician installs a small remote-controlled switch on the outside of your home near your central air conditioner. The switch and installation are free. Plus, you’ll stay cool and comfortable. On hot summer days – 10 to 15 days at most each year – Xcel Energy may activate Saver’s Switch. The switch cycles your air conditioner off and on generally at 15- to 20-minute intervals. However, the furnace fan stays on, circulating already-cooled air throughout your home. Most customers don't even notice when Saver’s Switch is activated. An independent test of 40 homes showed an average increase of only one to two degrees Fahrenheit during activation. On control days, Saver’s Switch is typically activated between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
You’ll receive a $40 credit on your electric bill each year you participate in the program. Even better, you can save an additional $15 each October if you enroll your electric water heater at the same time. The Saver's Switch will shut off the water heater usually for a six-hour period on hot summer days or cold winter afternoons. The hot water stored in the water heater is still available for use through the period. You must be home for water heater installation.
It's easy. You can enroll online for the Saver's Switch program or simply call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MST.
To qualify, you must be:
Other restrictions may apply.