Prepare for High Heat
Rising temperatures can result in higher energy bills. Here are steps you can take to manage your energy use and stay cool.
Quick Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home
To save on your next bill, take simple steps that conserve energy in your home. For added savings, find an energy plan that matches your lifestyle and energy use. Log into My Account to review your available plan pricing options.
Precool Your Home
Set your thermostat below your normal temperature setting during the early hours of the day. Then, health permitting, adjust your thermostat to 78° F or higher between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
CAISO Statewide Flex Alerts
Flex Alerts typically occur during heat waves and notify us of preventable rotating power outages.
Be prepared by signing up for alerts so you’ll know when to voluntarily conserve electricity.
Quick Energy-Saving Tips for Your Business
Take simple steps to save money and energy on your next bill. For added savings, log into My Account to review the details of your business pricing plan. If your business is on a Time-of-Use pricing plan with Reduce Your Use or Critical Peak Pricing Event Days, know your plan’s on-peak and event-day hours so that you can plan and prepare to shift energy use at your business.
Precool Your Workspace
Precool your workspace and work areas in the early morning or afternoon. Then, health permitting, set thermostats to 78° F or higher or cycle air conditioning and ventilation.
Turn off unnecessary lighting in less frequently used areas such as breakrooms, hallways or bathrooms. Power down any unused electronics and ornamental or display lighting.
Charge During Off-Peak Hours
Charge battery-powered equipment, such as laptops or cell phones, before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m.
Shift Energy Use
Run ice machines at night and into the early afternoon to build up a large supply.
Resources to Stay Cool and Save Money
Safety Tips to Beat the Heat
If possible, avoid high-energy activities or working outdoors, especially during the midday heat.
Wear clothing that is airy, loose-fitting and light-colored, plus a hat that is made of breathable material.
Avoid drinks that dehydrate you, such as alcohol, sugary soda, coffee, energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages.
Eat small meals more often. Also, eat food with nutrients and higher water content, such as fruits and vegetables.