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Cut Costs on Your Summer Energy Bill

Summer rates go into effect June 1 and when the weather heats up, your energy use will likely rise, too. Here are some helpful tips and tools to help you conserve energy this summer and become a power pro!

  1. Shift your use: When possible, use large heat-generating appliances such as washers, dryers, and dishwashers outside of the on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. – when energy rates are the highest.

  2. Get bill alerts: Energy Alerts are an easy way to monitor your energy use and bill before it arrives. Get weekly energy use alerts or customize your notifications for when you bill reaches a dollar amount that you set.

  3. Keep your A/C fit: Check your air conditioner's filter every 1-2 months. Dirty filters cause your system to work harder to keep you cool, wasting energy.

  4. Block the heat and hot air: Weatherstrip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep the cold air in and hot air out.

Resources to help you manage your summer bill

  1. The Neighbor-to-Neighbor program provides eligible customers up to $600 to offset their outstanding bills. SDG&E customers may apply if they are experiencing serious illness, temporary unemployment, disability or unusual hardship. Learn more at

  2. A new, no-cost energy efficiency upgrade program for renters and owners of single-family homes is now available. The Residential Energy Solutions Program has no income restrictions and has the potential to help families achieve long-term savings on their energy bill. Get details at

  3. By signing up for Level Pay, you get a more predictable, consistent bill each month and spread out any bill spikes. Over a 12-month period, you'll pay the same amount each month. Enroll at

  4. The Power Saver Rewards program pays you for lowering your electricity use when energy is in high demand. If you are eligible and reduce your energy during a Power Saver event between on-peak hours, you could receive a bill credit of $2.00/kWh. View more information at

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