When the days heat up, it can be a challenge to keep your energy use down. Air conditioning systems and pool pumps are the top reasons for summer energy spikes, but you can still stay cool and comfortable and reduce your usage with these tips.
Learn how to reduce your energy usage and lower your costs, this summer and all-year round.
Add these tips to your list:
Consider these investments for long-term energy savings:
Discover rebates and other energy-saving steps you can take throughout your home.
Prevent the surprise of a high bill by making changes before you receive your next energy statement. The Bill Forecast Alert will let you know when your bill is close to the limit you set.
A Home Energy Checkup can show you affordable ways to lower and control your energy use during the hottest days. Receive a personalized plan in less than five minutes.
Choose from several rate plan options. Find the plan that works best for you, based on your budget and energy needs.
Qualify for a $100 rebate from PG&E by upgrading to energy-efficient pool equipment. Compare and shop for a new pool pump or pump motor.
You may be eligible for $200 for each heating and air conditioning system replacement permitted through your local building department. Save energy and money while reducing your impact on the environment.
You may start to experience gradual changes to your energy statement as new statewide rate changes take effect. Lower your energy use to better manage your bills as these changes occur.
The Home Upgrade program can help homeowners receive up to $5,500 in rebates when making qualified energy saving home improvements.
The Balanced Payment Plan can help you spread higher summer energy costs over the year by providing you with a predictable monthly bill.
Check out the following PG&E programs to find if you qualify for financial assistance.
CARE offers major savings on energy costs for qualifying households. The easy-to-complete, online application is confidential, and no proof of income is required. Find out whether you qualify for the CARE program.
The Energy Savings Assistance Program offers income-qualified renters and homeowners no-cost solutions to help make homes at least five years old more energy efficient, safe and comfortable. Improvements may include weatherproofing, minor home repairs and select appliance replacement.