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Public Works offers a home energy audit that can help with identifying ways to reduce electric consumption in your home. The primary use of electricity in most households is for cooling purposes. The City offers a rebate program for updating to a more efficient air conditioning system. See all available City rebates at www.bcnv.org/284/Electric-Rebate-Program. You can also install a programmable thermostat to help reduce energy consumption when you are not home. In addition, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) offers a rebate program for the removal of turf. Visit their web page at https://www.snwa.com/rebates/wsl/index.html
Boulder City has one of the most generous energy assistance programs (35% discount) for low income individuals. To qualify, you must apply and be accepted to the State Energy Assistance Program. You can find application information for the State at https://bcnv.org/DocumentCenter/View/4157/Energy-Assistance---State-of-Nevada. Another way to reduce costs is to improve the energy efficiency of your home through Nevada’s Housing Division’s Weatherization Assistance Program. For eligibility information, visit housing.nv.gov/programs/Weatherization/.
Now looking at your business utility bill, a typical monthly power bill of $1,200 would go to $1,400, an increase of $200. A typical water bill of $61 would increase to $74, a change of $13, and the sewer bill would increase $5 per month.