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.

Get help making energy-saving improvements

The Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program provides qualified customers with energy-saving improvements at no charge.

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 improve your home’s energy efficiency

  • Sealing air leaks can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs. Weatherstrip windows and doors, and seal cracks with caulk.
  • You can save up to 22% of energy spent on water heating annually by lowering the temperature of your water heater. For most households, 120°F is a sufficient water heater temperature. Check the manual for safety instructions before making adjustments.
  • Heating and cooling likely accounts for most of your home’s energy use. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling if you set your thermostat to 10°F higher in the summer and 10°F lower in the winter when you're away.


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NOTE:
The comparisons and dollar savings are presented as estimates only. The savings estimates provide general information about potential savings for a household. The estimates are based on average electric and natural gas rates and annual household consumption for residential PG&E customers. Actual savings are subject to current rates and an individual household's consumption.

  • Many computers, televisions, and other devices use power even when they're off. Purchase an easy-to-reach power strip, plug these devices into it, and turn the power strip off when you're not using them.
  • Inefficient incandescent bulbs are costly to run and to replace. Use LED bulbs instead. They use 75% less energy, last six times longer and create a warm, inviting feeling in your home.
  • Install and properly set a programmable thermostat. Use a programmable thermostat to maintain your preferred temperature when you're home and switch to an energy-saving mode when you're away. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling if you set your thermostat to 10°F higher in the summer and 10°F lower in the winter when you're away.


Visit Ways to Save in your online account for more tips


NOTE:
The comparisons and dollar savings are presented as estimates only. The savings estimates provide general information about potential savings for a household. The estimates are based on average electric and natural gas rates and annual household consumption for residential PG&E customers. Actual savings are subject to current rates and an individual household's consumption.

  • Your home could be losing up to 30% of its heated or cooled air if it's being transported through leaky ducts. Check for any obvious holes and seal them while also reinforcing them with fiberglass mesh tape to help improve your homes energy efficiency.
  • Improving the insulation in your home can help save energy. It can also help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer while reducing your energy costs by 15%.
  • Replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows lowers household energy bills by an average of 12% nationwide.


Visit Ways to Save in your online account for more tips


NOTE:
The comparisons and dollar savings are presented as estimates only. The savings estimates provide general information about potential savings for a household. The estimates are based on average electric and natural gas rates and annual household consumption for residential PG&E customers. Actual savings are subject to current rates and an individual household's consumption.