Reduce winter energy costs without sacrificing your family’s comfort

Your family can start saving energy right now with these winter tips:


Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower when you're at home, health permitting. Each degree above 68 degrees uses 3%-5% more energy.*


Clean your dryer lint trap between loads. This small action can save you up to $34 a year.*


Water heating accounts for about 17% of your home's energy use. Reducing your hot water use can help lower your monthly water heating bills.

For more winter savings information, give us a call at 1-800-743-5000.

You could be paying less for energy

When it comes to rates, you have a choice. Visit your online account to compare rates and choose the best energy rate option for you and your family. To see a personalized rate analysis that makes a recommendation for you based on your past 12 months of energy usage data, please sign in to Don't have an online account? Go to to create an account. You’ll need your 11-digit PG&E account number and phone number to register.

For more information about your rate options call us at 1-800-743-5000.

Start saving 20% on your monthly energy bill

You could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bill with the California Alternate Rates Energy program (CARE) program. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the online application to see if you’re eligible for this financial assistance program. No proof of income is necessary, and your answers are confidential. Apply now.

Get with the ESA program for FREE home improvements

Plus, get FREE home improvements with the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program. Improvements can include replacing your refrigerator, furnace or water heater and installing insulation. Participants must live in a house, mobile home or apartment that is at least five years old and provide proof of income. Apply now.


*NOTE: Savings are estimated for typical premises in the PG&E services area. Your actual savings may vary. PG&E cannot guarantee the amount of money or energy you may save by implementing the recommended actions.