Winter Savings Tips for Your Business
Natural gas prices are historically high nationwide and may lead to higher-than-expected winter bills. We’re here for you with energy-saving programs and tips to help keep your business’s energy costs low — and that makes all the difference for your bottom line.
Know the Details of Your Pricing Plan
Your pricing plan impacts your bottom line. As summer temperatures rise, review your business' pricing plan to learn when to conserve energy. If your plan includes event days, prepare for on-peak and event-day hours (4 - 9 p.m.) to reduce your energy use when an activation is called.
Savings Programs Tailored to Your Business
We offer a variety of programs to help your business save energy and money. Choose the option that best describes your business.
An official State of California initiative, GoGreen Financing provides easy access to private financing with exceptional terms and qualified professional contractor services.
No-Cost Energy Education Classes
Whether you’re a skilled tradesperson or sales professional looking for the latest industry updates, enroll in training classes that help you provide added value to your customers.
View My Energy Charts
Take advantage of easy-to-use features that help your small- or medium-size business monitor your energy use.
Manage Bill Alerts
Sign up for email or text notifications to track your energy use and costs, set a dollar threshold and payment reminders, and more.
Adjust Your Thermostat
When you’re in the office, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. At night or when you’re out, turn your thermostat back down 10-15 degrees to save about 10% per year.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Using LED lighting could help your business save year-round, especially if you’re decorating the office for the holidays. Occupancy sensors can also help you optimize your energy use in areas without much traffic.
Switch off or power down your electronic devices when not in use. Turning off one computer and monitor nightly and on weekends can save up to $80 a year. Savings like these could really add up!
Weatherize Your Business
Weather strip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep in the heat when you need it most. Insulating your business can also help keep the heat or cool air in year-round.
Tune Your HVAC
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
Maintain and Repair
The winter season can be a great time to fix those “energy leaks” or upgrade your facilities to be more energy-efficient.
Get Payment & Bill Assistance
Let us help you avoid a service interruption and take steps toward regaining financial health. Set up a payment plan with SDG&E today and rest easy knowing that you’re covered.
Get PSPS Alerts
In the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), do we have your business’ current contact information — and have you signed up to receive outage notifications? Visit sdge.com/notifications to learn more about PSPS notifications and additional support.
Safety should come first every season. Here are helpful safety tips for your business. Visit our safety page for more business-safety tips and information on gas safety, powerline safety, and more.
Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Check the battery annually and replace the detector every five years to ensure it's working.
Prevent a Fire
Keep electric heaters a safe distance from furniture, blankets and other objects that could catch fire.
Don't Overload Outlets
When lighting for the holidays, always replace damaged light cords and broken sockets instead of trying to repair them. Also, try not to overload electrical outlets.
Watch Out for Hidden Damage
Keep electrical cords away from heat sources and pedestrian traffic. Do not place cords under rugs or mats where damage can go unnoticed.
Level Pay is a program which averages out your bill and allows you to budget more easily.
Customers eligible for the Level Pay Program (LPP) service are:
- Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and Direct Access (DA) customers. The LPP amount for UDC billed CCA and DA customers is calculated using both the customers’ UDC and CCA charges.
- Commercial electric customers with maximum monthly demand < 500kW per month.
- Commercial gas customer using < 250,000 therms of gas per year, who are not Core Aggregation Transportation (CAT) customers.
- GT or DT (Mobile Home Parks).
Note: Co-Generation accounts are not eligible for LPP.
Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers are not eligible for Level Pay.
Per state law, SDG&E does not profit off the sale of electricity and natural gas to our customers. The electricity and natural gas we purchase for our customers is directly passed through onto customer bills.
You can find several resources by scrolling to the footer below. Click on links such as Rates & Regulations, Total Electric Rates, and more.