January 2011 Bill Inserts
Each month, PG&E offers important information on rebates, saving energy and safety in printed inserts that accompany your bill. Now, access this information online whenever you wish.
Winter Gas Savings
- PG&E's Winter Gas Savings:The season to SAVE TWO WAYS is going on now.
Now through the end of February, you can save two ways when you reduce your gas usage:
- SAVE ON MONTHLY GAS COSTS
- GET UP TO A 20% BONUS CREDIT
Here's how the Winter Gas Savings program works:
- You are automatically enrolled.
- Simply reduce your gas usage by 10 percent or more in January and February and receive a 20 percent credit on your bill this spring.
- If your gas savings is below 10 percent, you'll receive a one-to-one credit (e.g., save 5 percent and earn a 5 percent credit).
- The more you reduce, the more you save.
Some easy gas-saving tips:
- In the winter, open your window coverings on sunny days to help warm rooms.
- Remember to clean your dryer's lint trap before every load; this step can save you up to $34 a year.
- Showers account for 2/3 of your water heating costs. Cut your shower time in half to reduce your water heating costs by up to 33 percent.
Learn more at www.pge.com/wintercredit
- Prop 65 The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65, requires the governor to publish a list of chemicals "known to the State of California" to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. It also requires California businesses to warn the public quarterly of potential exposures to these chemicals that result from their operations.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) uses chemicals in its operations that are "known to the State of California" to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For example, PG&E uses natural gas and petroleum products in its operations. PG&E also delivers natural gas to its customers. Petroleum products, natural gas and their combustion by-products contain chemicals "known to the State of California" to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Signs of a gas leak: Don't rely solely on your nose
A warning odorant is added to natural gas so that leaks of unburned gas can be quickly detected, however the following signs may also indicate the presence of a gas leak: a hissing, whistling or roaring sound near a gas appliance or pipeline; a rotten-egg smell; a damaged connection to a gas appliance; dead or dying vegetation in an otherwise moist area over or near pipeline areas; dirt or water being thrown in the air; a fire or explosion near a pipeline; and an exposed pipeline after an earthquake, fire, flood or other disaster.
If you detect a gas leak, you should contact PG&E immediately at 1-800-743-5000. For more gas safety information, visit www.pge.com/safety.
For additional information on this Proposition 65 warning, write to:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Proposition 65 Coordinator
77 Beale Street, Mail Code B23H
PO Box 770000
San Francisco, CA 94177
- CARE/FERASave money on your PG&E bill
At Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), we understand these are challenging economic times. With PG&E's Breathe Easy Solutions™, we'll help you manage your energy costs—which can be helpful when there is an unexpected change in your financial situation. Together, we can find solutions.
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program provides a monthly discount on electric bills for income-qualified households. Learn more or download CARE application.
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program provides a monthly discount on electric bills for income-qualified households of three or more. Learn more or download FERA application.