Try these simple tips for a summer of savings!

When the days heat up, it can be a challenge to keep your energy use down. Air conditioning systems and pool pumps are the top reasons for summer energy spikes, but you can still stay cool and comfortable and reduce your usage with these tips.

Even more ways to save

Discover rebates and other energy-saving steps you can take throughout your home.

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Pool Pump rebate

Qualify for a $100 rebate from PG&E by upgrading to energy-efficient pool equipment. Compare and shop for a new pool pump or pump motor.

Download Energy Code Compliance for your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Rebate Form (PDF, 405 KB)

HVAC code compliance rebate

You may be eligible for $200 for each heating and air conditioning system replacement permitted through your local building department. Save energy and money while reducing your impact on the environment.

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Home Energy Checkup

A Home Energy Checkup can show you affordable ways to lower and control your energy use during the hottest days. Receive a personalized plan in less than five minutes.

Learn more about rate changes

The way Californians are charged for energy is changing

You may start to experience gradual changes to your energy statement as new statewide rate changes take effect. Lower your energy use to better manage your bills as these changes occur.

Learn about the Home Upgrade program

The Home Upgrade program can help homeowners receive up to $6,500 in rebates when making qualified energy saving home improvements.

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Learn about the Balanced Payment Plan

The Balanced Payment Plan can help you spread higher summer energy costs over the year by providing you with a predictable monthly bill.

Learn about financial assistance program eligibility

Check out the following PG&E programs to find if you qualify for financial assistance.

California Alternate Rates

Learn about the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program

CARE offers major savings on energy costs for qualifying households. The easy-to-complete, online application is confidential, and no proof of income is required. Find out whether you qualify for the CARE program.

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Learn about the Energy Savings Assistance Program

The Energy Savings Assistance Program offers income-qualified renters and homeowners no-cost solutions to help make homes at least five years old more energy efficient, safe and comfortable. Improvements may include weatherproofing, minor home repairs and select appliance replacement.

water conservation

Learn about saving water during the drought

Save Our Water is a statewide program that offers ideas for reducing your water usage. 

How To Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

Save money on cooling your home during the summer months.


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How To Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

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Save money on cooling your home during the summer months.


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