The title of this article should be Xcel energy discriminates against mobile home owners. We have some close friends who have been forced upon hard times and had no choice but to move into a mobile home in southeastern New Mexico. They experienced a sudden medical crisis and got shafted by the insurance company when it came to paying it off.
Living in a mobile home trailer park has been a very difficult transition for this family that once resided in an upscale Plano Texas neighborhood. So you can imagine their dismay when the local electric company refused to include them in their free home energy service program which included the installation of weather striping around the doors and the caulking of windows.
Their children had never heard the insulting phrase trailer trash and have battled with self-esteem issues and depression. The advertisement that you see below which excludes mobile home owners from the free weatherization program was first noticed by the youngest girl in the family. After growing up in such a privileged environment one can certainly understand the disappointment and difficulties she is facing now.
I realize the electric company is not trying to insult unqualified families, but some of the items in the weatherization list could be performed on mobile homes saving their residents money. Also what about all the freeloaders who do not live in mobile homes, but do not pay their bills? They can still avail of the free service. Does that sound fair. Xcel does not disconnect their electrical service even though they are not paying their bills in the cold of winter, but they won’t give mobile home owners a break!