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We understand many are struggling with inflation, especially here in Southern California. We're here to help with winter tips, resources and assistance programs to help you manage your energy usage and bill. Successful energy savings, no matter how small, can make a difference. Business customers, click here.

Winter Savings

Energy Management Tools

My Energy Charts

Taking control of your energy bill has never been more convenient. Sign into My Account for easy-to-use features that help you track your energy use and predict your bill.

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Energy Alerts

Stay informed on your energy use and avoid surprises on your bill.
Log into My Account to sign up for notifications, set payment reminders and more.

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3 Ways to Cut Your Natural Gas Winter Heating Bill

Control Humidity

Control Humidity

Dry winter air pulls moisture from your skin, making you feel colder. Instead of reaching for the thermostat, use a humidifier to keep your home humidity between 30 and 50%. You'll feel warmer with some humidity in the air.

Heat Effectively

Heat Efficiently

You can save as much as 10% per year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat down 7-10 °F for 8 hours a day in the fall and winter.

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Use Space Heaters

Make sure your space heater has a tip-over safety switch, is operated on a hard-level surface, and is turned off when you leave the room. Don't use the heater to dry clothes, and plug the heater directly into the wall to avoid overloading an extension cord.

Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home 

Upgrade Your Lighting

Upgrade Your Lighting

The sun sets earlier in the winter, prompting you to use more lighting. Along with LED light bulbs, use ENERGY STAR light fixtures, which use less energy.   

Keep your furnace clean

Keep Your Furnace Clean

Check furnace filters once a month and replace them regularly. A dirty air filter can increase your energy costs and cause problems with your equipment.

Power Off

Power Off

Turn off lights, computers, TVs and other electronic devices when not in use. Use a smart power strip to make powering off even easier.  

Don't get burned by hot water

Don't Get Burned by Hot Water

Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F, if possible. You’ll save energy and avoid scalding your hands.  

Wash with cold water

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 energy. Plus, cold water helps your clothes last longer.

Stop the breeze

Stop the Breeze

Caulk and weather-strip around drafty doors and windows. Use a door sweep, door sock or towel at the bottom of doors with a gap.

More Energy-Saving Tips

See more tips to save energy.

Assistance Programs

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CARE and FERA are two programs we offer that can provide you with a monthly discount on your bill. 


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Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA)

With our Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program, CARE and FERA customers may be eligible to receive low- or no-cost products and installation .


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Debt Forgiveness (AMP)

Debt forgiveness is available to CARE & FERA customers through our Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) Plan.  


Billing Tips

Enroll in Level Pay

Automatically even out your energy bill from month to month to help you budget more easily and make your bills more predictable.

Learn more about Level Pay

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Understand Your Bill

Review highlighted features on a sample SDG&E and CCA bill to help you better understand your bill and manage your energy use.

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Check Your Pricing Plan Options

Being on the right energy plan for your lifestyle can add up to real savings on your bill, especially if you can shift your energy use.

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Maximizing Time-of-Use to Work for You and the Environment  

Did you know the demand for energy is usually higher between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.? Even if you aren’t on a Time-of-Use plan, shifting energy use outside these hours means you can make better use of cleaner, renewable energy sources when they are more available to the power grid. If you’re on a Time-of-Use plan, which most customers are, shifting your use can also save you money. Save even more by taking advantage of the lowest-priced electricity during super off-peak hours. 

Shift to Save

Delay chores.

Utilize the delay start button on your dishwasher and washing machine, if you can.

Save while you sleep.

Recharge your devices while you do the same, so your devices will be fully charged when you wake up.

Set a timer.

Schedule your pool and spa pumps to run during super off-peak hours.

Winter Safety Tips for Your Home

Safety should come first every season. Here are some helpful safety tips for your home. Visit our safety page for more home 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.

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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.


Generator Safety

If you use one, ensure its properly installed and ventilated to prevent carbon monoxide exposure.

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Keep Vents Clear

Keep heating vents clear of air flow obstructions like furniture or curtains. Consider using a vent cover or deflector.


Fireplace Safety

Have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional annually. Only burn dry, seasoned wood.

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Electrical Cord Safety

Be sure to use outdoor-rated extension cords for holiday decorations to prevent electrical hazards. 

Energy Management Programs

When you sign up for the energy management programs we offer, you can save energy and earn rewards.

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Residential Energy Solutions

No-cost, energy-efficiency upgrades for single-family homes whether you rent or own. Benefit the energy grid and the environment by helping reduce your energy consumption.

Learn more about no-cost upgrades

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Golden State Rebates

Qualifying customers can receive rebates toward the purchase of energy-efficient products for the home.

Learn more about rebates