Get to Know Your Power

When you use energy matters. Using less energy from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. is good for the environment (and your budget). We’ve put together tips, resources and programs to help you manage your energy usage & bill. Together, we can make a difference for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Business customers, click here.

Español

Winter Savings

Understanding Your Bill

Ever wonder exactly what you're paying for? Learn more about your SDG&E bill and how rates are set. 

Energy Management Tools

My Energy Charts

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

Energy Alerts

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

Home Energy Checkup

Create your energy-saving action plan. Take this short online survey when you sign into My Account to identify programs, tips and tools that help you save money.

Sample Bill
How to Read Your Bill

View a sample bill with highlighted features that help you better understand and manage your energy use. 

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 to 78°F for 8 hours a day in the fall and winter.

Space Heater

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

CARE/FERA

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT CARE/FERA

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 .

LEARN MORE ABOUT ESA

Debt Forgiveness (AMP)

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMP

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.

thermostat

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.

thermostat

Prevent a Fire

Keep electric heaters a safe distance from furniture, blankets and other objects that could catch fire.

holiday lights

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.

thermostat

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.

Energy Management Programs

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

Level Pay

Automatically even out your energy bill from month to month, to help make your bills a little more predictable, so you can budget more easily.

Learn more about Level Pay

Smart Thermostat

When you purchase an approved smart thermostat, register it and sign up for the Smart Thermostat program, you can get up to $70.

Sign up now for Smart Thermostat

Golden State Rebates

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

Learn more about rebates