Bundle Up With Energy Savings
As the seasons change so should our energy use. Follow these tips (like bundling up) to save energy and money during these cooler months. Keep safe. Keep it Golden.
Saving Energy This Winter
Check out these tips to see what action you can take this season or year round.
Let the Light In
Open blinds on sunny days so you can warm your home and turn the lights off.
Insulate Your Home
Protect your home from the cold outside by keeping it properly insulated.
Lower the Heat
Adjust your thermostat to 68°F or lower to stay cozy and save energy at the same time.
Cover the Floor
Rugs and carpeting aid with heat retention, and they’re more comfortable on bare feet.
Space to Vent
Move furniture away from vents. Obstructing vents blocks heat, wastes energy and may even pose a fire hazard.
Put on a few layers when you’re inside your home to avoid turning up the heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
For a list of consumer protection provisions enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in California, click here. For frequently asked questions and answers, see below.
It isn’t likely that California will experience blackouts. Due to pandemic planning efforts, California’s utilities have undergone drills to ensure they can keep the electricity and gas running in the event of crises like this. It is always important that we work together and use energy efficiently.
These actions will help you to use energy more efficiently, which may help you to reduce your overall electricity and heating/cooling costs. For more information on billing impacts, please contact your local energy provider (or use the energy provider finder below).
Please visit your specific utility’s webpage for more specific information about protections and benefits available to you (or use the energy provider finder below). The electric and natural gas investor owned utilities, Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs) and publicly owned utilities are offering customers the opportunity to create flexible payment plans if financial hardship is a challenge.
You may qualify for existing bill support programs based upon your income or if you have a qualifying medical condition. Please reach out to your utility provider directly (or use the energy provider finder below) to learn about your payment options.
All electric and natural gas investor owned utilities, Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs) and publicly owned utilities are suspending service disconnections due to non-payment for residential customers until further notice. Please visit your specific utilities webpage (or use the energy provider finder below) for more specific information about protections and benefits available to you.