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10 WAYS to SAVE ON HEATING COSTS THIS WINTER

Spending more time at home this winter means energy use could be higher and your monthly bill may be, too. SDG&E has some helpful tips on ways to save on your energy bill. We know that every little bit helps, especially now.

  1. Being on the right pricing plan can make a difference on your bill. Compare pricing plans to ensure you are on the best plan for your household at com/pricing.
  2. Use appliances before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m. when demand for power is lower.
  3. Use your exhaust fans sparingly. Your bathroom fans and oven hoods are overlooked sources of heat loss in the winter because they can pull warmth from your home.
  4. Get a more predictable bill by signing up for the Level Pay Plan at com/LPP. Level Pay averages your bill every three months; you don’t pay less or more.
  5. Let the sunshine in. Take advantage of the world’s best furnace — the sun! Open your curtains during the day to naturally heat your home.
  6. When you’re asleep or not home, turn your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling costs.
  7. Check your home’s insulation. It’s like a winter coat for your house. The heavier it is, the warmer your home will be.
  8. Hot air rises so run your ceiling fan clockwise, at the lowest speed, to help push the warmth back down to you.
  9. Use less hot water as it takes energy to heat up water; wash your clothes in cold water and install low-flow faucets and showerheads.
  • Move furniture and belongings away from heating vents so they can deliver all the heat you’re paying for.

Visit sdge.com/winter for more energy-saving ideas.