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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.

Frequently Asked Questions Video Clips


  • You must be an Xcel Energy customer with central air conditioning in participating areas to qualify.
  • Customers who live in apartments or condominiums are not eligible unless they have owner approval and an A/C dedicated to their apartment located outside on the ground level near the building. Xcel Energy does not install Saver’s Switch on rooftop A/Cs, window, or wall units for any dwelling.

Eligible Colorado residents who participate in Saver's Switch will receive a $40 credit on their October electric bill each year they participate in the program.

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

A programmable thermostat can help you save big on energy costs, adjusting the temperature when you're at work, at play, or asleep.

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