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Help With Your High Bill
Help With Your High Bill
We understand your electric bill may be higher than usual. If so, we can help. We offer a variety of low-to-no-cost solutions, plus programs, services, and useful tools to help you manage your energy usage.
Did you get a higher than normal bill at your business? We have tips, tools, and solutions that can help.
Need Help With Your Electric Bill?
Budget Assistant: Stay on a Spending Plan
Get Extra Credit: Save Power Days
My Account: Your Savings HQ
Everyday Tips For Conserving Electricity at Home
Some simple ways to help you conserve and save at home:
- Give your appliances the afternoon off. Use your dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, and other appliances after 6 p.m.
- At night, when it’s practical to do so, use electric fans and open windows instead of A/C
- Set your thermostats no lower than 78 degrees
- Close drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods
- Avoid using evaporative coolers or humidifiers at the same time an A/C is running
Get Extra Credit: Save Power Days
If you’ve got a smart meter installed and activated at your home, then our Save Power Day incentive rewards you for reducing your energy use on hot summer days, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., when demand reaches its peak. By using less energy than you normally would during one of these pre-planned events, you can earn up to $100 annually* in bill credits. We’ll alert you the day before a Save Power Day by your choice of email, text or phone, so you can plan ahead.
* Savings may vary based on actual usage reductions during Save Power Days and other factors.
Dial 2-1-1 for Additional Programs and Resources
2-1-1 is a 24-7 service that provides callers with valuable information and referrals to community services for every day needs and during times of crisis. While offerings vary from community to community, some programs and services may include:
- Financial and public assistance programs
- Health care services and medical insurance programs
- Housing assistance and emergency shelter programs
- Senior services: case management, meals delivered to your home, senior centers and more
- Services and support for people with disabilities
Save at Home: Make Your Home More Efficient
Conserving energy is especially important in summer, when rates and demand reach their peaks. You’ll be surprised to learn how easy it is to save energy at home right now, with little to no investment. Explore our Home Energy Guide to get acquainted with solutions. Start by learning quick tips, like using a portable fan instead of the A/C to stay cool. Upgrades as small as energy efficient light bulbs can reduce your use considerably, and larger investments like evaporative coolers can create substantial long-term savings. Our Home Energy Advisor can generate custom recommendations for your home, so you can create a strategy that fits your needs, goals, and budget.
Rebates: Home Improvement Incentives
Thinking of upgrading your home or appliances? Efficiency improvements may have the biggest bill payoff during the summer, and they don’t just save you energy and money — they often qualify for rebates and incentives.
- Earn $35 when you recycle your old, working refrigerator or freezer.
- Purchase a new ENERGY STAR's Most Efficient refrigerator and get an instant $75 rebate.
- Get a $200 rebate when you buy and install a new, qualifying variable-speed pool pump and motor.
- Lower your energy bill with an evaporative cooler, plus receive a $300 rebate.
Water Conservation: Save Energy While Saving Water
As a Southern California resident, you know that saving water is just as important as saving electricity. But few know about the direct connection between saving both. One of the best ways to save energy across the country and in your own home is to use water more efficiently. When you save water, you're helping your water and wastewater providers to save energy and save money, too.
On the hottest summer afternoons, everyone can help prevent blackouts by minimizing energy and water use. Turn off all unnecessary lights, postpone using major appliances, turn your air conditioning thermostat up to 78 degrees or higher, and avoid unnecessary water use like showering and washing your dishes. Avoid wasting water outdoors and check with your local water agency for specific advice on when it is best to water in your area.
For more information on conservation tips, please visit saveourh2o.org.
My Account: Your Summer Savings HQ
Using My Account online is an easy and effective way to keep track of your energy use and find ways to save. Sign up today to view usage reports that show you how and when you use electricity, and access tools and services to help you manage energy, view and pay your bill online, and more.
Safety First: Emergencies & Outages
Keeping your home and family safe is our top priority. Get acquainted with basic safety precautions. Visit our Outage Center to learn what to do during an outage, and how to prepare for one. And remember to never approach or touch a downed wire—call 911 immediately and stay away.
New: Download our Outage App to report outages and stay abreast of current outages, right on your mobile device. You’ll be able to stay informed even when the power is down.
The Mobile Energy Tour: Shop and Save
We're coming to a shopping center near you! Take a moment and stop by our Hybrid-Powered Mobile Learning Center to discover more ways to save this summer.
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Summer Savings Tips
There are many ways to save this summer.
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees to cut your energy costs by up to 30%.
Clean or replace your air filters regularly.
Use a portable ceiling fan to circulate air.
Close drapes and shades to keep direct sunlight out.
Caulk or weather-strip around doors and windows to reduce cooling costs.
Keep your electricity use to a minimum from noon to 6 p.m.
Clean your refrigerator coils to keep them operating at peak efficiency. Check the appliance manual for instructions.