Save energy and money year round

These tools can help you better understand your energy usage and help you save.

Understand how you are using energy

Review your energy usage and costs over time. You can review by hour, day, week or month to understand how much energy you are using by electric, gas or both.

See how and why your bills differ

Compare your bills by month or by year. Find out the reasons for changes in your energy use and get a detailed bill analysis.

Learn where you are using energy

The free and easy Home Energy Checkup shows you the areas where your home is using the most energy and where you can find the biggest savings.

More ways to save for those who qualify

Get discounts through the CARE Program

You may be able to join the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program to get a 20% or more discount on your energy bills. Learn whether your household qualifies.

Reduce your energy bill through FERA

Our Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program provides a monthly discount on electric bills for income-qualified households of three or more persons. Learn about enrollment.

Effective ways to manage your energy bill

  • Set your thermostat at 68F in the winter and 78F in the summer, health permitting.
  • When gathered in one room, consider using a space heater and/ or ceiling fan to moderate the temperature and increase comfort while avoiding the use of central heating and air conditioning. Follow safety guidelines with all equipment.
  • Open blinds and windows to warm and light your home naturally during daylight hours.
  • Unplug small appliances and electronics, like coffee makers and printers when not in use.
  • Clean your dry filter after each use.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Only run full loads when washing clothes and wash in cold water.
  • Use a small lamp to spotlight your workspace instead of overhead bulbs.
  • Turn down brightness and set automatic eco- and energy-saving features in TVs and consoles.
  • Stream media on smaller screens, like tablets when possible.
  • Use computer sleep and hibernate modes.
  • Plug all personal electronics into a power strip when not in use.