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Saver's Switch

Cut back on usage during peak demand and save

Hot summer days mean increased air conditioning use, which pushes demand for electricity to a peak. By participating in our Saver's Switch program, you'll help us manage these peaks by cutting back just a little on the time your central air works to cool your home.

In exchange for your participation, you'll receive savings on your electric charges each year you participate in Saver's Switch.

Get Started

Sign up online or call 1-800-895-4999 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MST to enroll.


On a few hot summer days a 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 fan stays on, circulating already-cooled air throughout your home.

Most customers don't even notice when Saver's Switch is activated. On control days, Saver's Switch is typically activated between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Special Promotion

For a limited time, when you sign up for Saver's Switch you'll get a $25 gift card + a $40 annual credit on your October electric bills.*

Offer ends August 31st, 2016.

*The Colorado Saver's Switch Giveaway Promotion is subject in all respects to the Terms and Conditions available at Promotion period is July 26 through August 31 . Newly enrolled customers will be sent, via email or USPS, a Gift Claim Code along with instructions on how to access the Card Selection Center online or by telephone. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks following promo period to receive your code and instructions.

Additional Information

  • The switch is typically installed within six to eight weeks after you sign up.
  • No appointment necessary for the installation.
  • Your participation in Saver's Switch is automatically carried forward every year.
  • Recommended minimum participation commitment is one year. You can call to cancel your participation in the program at anytime, although you must remain enrolled in the program to receive the discount.
  • Your home's disconnect box or breaker box must be within 50 feet or visual site of the air conditioning unit in order to install the Saver's Switch. Our installers will determine eligibility on-site.

Energy Saving Tip

Create your own shade by planting a tree in a strategic location in your yard to block sunlight from pouring into your windows. It doesn't get much more green than a tree!


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