Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule is set to expire April 15th. Pat Boland with Xcel Energy says if you’re behind on your winter heating bill, contact your utility provider right away:

“Does allow utilities to disconnect services for customers that have not contacted them, made payment arrangements, sought some additional energy assistance or other programs that may be out there to help them.”

Boland says if you are having problems paying your bill, keep in mind there is still low-income energy assistance funding still available.