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.
- 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.
- Use appliances before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m. when demand for power is lower.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check your home’s insulation. It’s like a winter coat for your house. The heavier it is, the warmer your home will be.
- Hot air rises so run your ceiling fan clockwise, at the lowest speed, to help push the warmth back down to you.
- 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.