Tips to Help You Save Energy at Home

利用这些有用的建议,每天在家里节约能源. 你可以采取一些简单的小步骤来节约能源,从长远来看,这将有助于减少你的账单.

Energy Savings Tips

Tips to Save on Every Plan

Tips to Save on Every Plan

Adjust the thermostat

Adjust up in the summer and shut off when not in use. Even a few degrees can significantly reduce air conditioning costs. In the summer, set your air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher. 将空调温度从72度调到78度可以节省高达12%的制冷费用. Gain remote control and get a rebate on a smart programmable thermostat.

Block direct sunlight in the summer

关闭窗帘或用遮阳纱窗遮挡外露的窗户, reflective films, awnings or trees.

Power down

Turn off or set office equipment to power down when not in use. 晚上和周末关掉一台电脑和显示器,一年可以节省80美元. Setting PCs, 显示器和复印机在不使用时使用睡眠模式可以帮助节省高达50%的能源成本. Use power strips or unplug electronics such as DVRs, game consoles and TVs that draw power even when switched off.

Lower the thermostat on your water heater

120° F is sufficient for most common uses. A 10° F reduction can save up to five percent on water heating costs. This only affects gas usage, unless your water heater is electric.

Stream on the right device

When streaming content, 选择对观看人数有意义的最小设备. 游戏机的耗电量是平板电脑或笔记本电脑的10倍.

Keep your furnace clean

Check furnace filters once a month and replace them regularly. 肮脏的空气过滤器会增加您的能源成本,并导致设备出现问题.

Upgrade your lighting

Along with LED light bulbs, use ENERGY STAR light fixtures, which use less energy and produce less heat.

Use small appliances

不要用烤箱,用微波炉、烤面包机或慢炖锅等小家电. They use less energy and won’t add much heat to your home.

Keep your fridge full

A full fridge works more efficient than an empty one. Pack cold items together to keep your fridge and freezer cool. 考虑储存一些应急用水,以保持冰箱里的水充足.

Maximize your dishwasher


Fire up the grill

Take the heat out of your kitchen by cooking outside. 这也是一个很好的借口,让你的家人出去,远离电子产品.

Sign up for Alerts in My Account

通过注册账单和能源使用提醒来跟踪你的使用情况 My Account.


Switch from A/C to fans

如果你能舒适地使用风扇而不是空调,那就会有很大的不同. 使用便携式或吊扇在一个房间内循环空气每小时的成本约为4美分. 用中央空调给整个房子降温每小时大约要花1到2美元.

Freshen A/C filters regularly


Look for air leaks


Use LEDs 

Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs (light-emitting diodes), which provide the same amount of light, use up to 75 percent less energy and can last up to 10 times longer.

Upgrade your pool pump


Use a pool or spa cover

Covers can reduce heat loss by up to 90%.

Install occupancy sensors


Invest in energy-efficient equipment

Always look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol, which indicates it meets federal standards for energy efficiency.

Seasonal Tips

 Block the heat

在通风良好的门窗上设置防风条和堵缝,以防止冷空气进入和热空气排出. During the heat of the day, cover windows to block the sun’s heat. 如果可以的话,在晚上和清晨打开窗户,让凉爽的空气进来.

Keep your A/C fit

Check your air conditioner’s filter every 1-2 months. 肮脏的过滤器会使你的身体系统更加努力地工作来保持凉爽,从而浪费能量.

Don’t get burned by hot water

Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120F, if possible. You’ll not only save energy; you’ll avoid scalding your hands.
 避免产生更多的热量使用产生热量的电器,如洗衣机, dryers and dishwashers in the morning or evening.

Block the chill

在通风良好的门窗上加防雨条和堵缝,防止冷空气进入. During mid-day, 打开窗帘让阳光照进来,晚上关上窗帘挡住寒冷.

Holiday lighting with LEDs

During the holidays, save with LED light decorations, which use up to 90% less energy than incandescent holiday lights. 通过设置一个计时器,只在人们看到它们时才显示,这样可以节省更多. 

Reduce pool filtering time

Reduce pool filtering and sweeping to a minimum during winter.

Adjust the thermostat

白天把恒温器调到68度,如果健康状况允许,晚上调低一些. 将恒温器降低3到5度可以节省高达10%的供暖成本.

Complete annual maintenance

Fix leaky faucets and pipes. 热水泄漏导致对热水器的需求增加,从而增加了天然气的使用. And don’t forget to test air ducts for leaks. Leaky ducts can cost between 10 to 30 percent in heating costs.

Look for air leaks

Install proper caulking and weather-stripping; this can save roughly 10 to 15 percent on heating bills.

Seasonal Tips

Energy Usage Plan Tips

Energy Usage Plan-Specific Tips

Shift to save 

把你的一些能源使用转移到下午4点价格较高的高峰时段之外.m. to 9 p.m. 简单的方法包括在淡旺季或超级淡旺季洗衣服或洗洗碗机.​

Set a programmable thermostat

 有一个可编程的恒温器,你可以在4点的高峰时间调节温度.m. to 9 p.m.​

Adjust your pool timer

Schedule pool filtering and automatic pool sweep time to before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m.​

Know your Baseline 

通过将能源使用保持在Tier 1内的最低价格来节省能源 Baseline Allowance.​

Program your charge


​Learn  more about charging 

Watch your usage and generation

你可以跟踪你多余的能量产生,然后输出到电网, and your incoming usage in My Account. 虽然季节性波动是可以预料的——你的太阳系统的输出在冬天白天时间减少时自然会下降——但专业人士可能能够诊断出非季节性下降.​

​Annual checkups

一定要跟上专业人员的基本维护和年度检查,以确保您的系统满负荷运行. 检查您的安装程序,看看您的包是否包含维护. Solar panels in particular require very little upkeep, but occasional cleanings and checkups will maximize your savings.​

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Additional Ways You Can Save Energy and Money

Sign Up for Bill Assistance

我们还为那些可能需要帮助支付账单的人提供账单援助计划. 您可以通过访问我们的帮助页面来探索选项,看看您是否有资格获得每月折扣, energy efficiency improvements, or use certain medical devices and need help.

Sign Up for Level Pay

你可以有一个更可预测的能源账单,只需签署我们的水平支付计划. 它会自动平衡每月的高点和低点,这样你的能源账单就更一致了. When you know what to expect, it’s easier to plan your budget. Visit and have your account number handy.

Enroll in a Demand Response Program

Check out our Demand Response Programs that can help you save money while saving energy. You can choose to participate with SDG&E or a third party provider.