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SDG&E Shares 5 Ways to Lower Your Gas and Electric Bill

Did you know there are simple ways to lower your energy bill? Check out these quick and easy energy-savings tips to help lower your bill while staying warm and comfortable.

  1. Keep your furnace clean: Check furnace filters monthly and replace them every 3-4 months. A dirty air filter can increase energy costs and cause problems with your equipment.

  2. Power off: Turn off lights, computers, TVs, gaming consoles, and other electronic devices when not in use. Use a smart power strip to make powering off easier with the push of one button.

  3. Don't get burned by hot water: Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, if possible. You'll save on energy and avoid scalding your hands and avoid scalding your hands and body.

  4. Wash with cold water: Using warm water instead of hot can cut a load's energy use in half; using cold water will save even more. Bonus - cold water helps your clothes last longer.

  5. Stop the breeze: Caulk and weatherstrip around drafty doors and windows. Use a door sweep, door sock, or towel at the bottom of doors with a gap.

Visit for more savings tips. SDG&E is also offering energy assistance programs such as CARE, FERA, and ESA programs. For more information, visit


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