Ways to Reduce Energy Bills in Recognition of National Energy Efficiency Day
Here are Tips to Save Energy and Reduce Costs
Today and Year-Round
Though it’s emphasized today on National Energy Efficiency Day
(EE Day), Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) commitment
to helping customers reduce bills with energy efficiency is a
“Energy efficiency is a critical tool to help customers reduce
their bills and grow local economies by creating sustainable
employment. EE Day reminds us of the importance of being energy
efficient every day,” said Aaron August, PG&E Vice President of
Utility Partnerships and Innovation.
Beginning in 2016, National Energy Efficiency Day continues to
urge customers to save energy, cut pollution, and create jobs.
Energy efficiency transforms how we use energy, ultimately
benefiting everyone. It is the most affordable and fastest way to
meet energy needs, cut utility bills, and reduce pollution.
PG&E’s Home Energy Checkup, an online audit tool has helped
more than 1.2 million residential customers since 2013 reduce usage
and save. After the customer shares basic data about their home and
energy use through the tool, PG&E provides customized energy
savings recommendations tailored to the specific household.
Customers who take the Home Energy Checkup are more likely to take
the recommendations due to their personalized nature.
As National EE Day and National Customer Service Week (Oct. 5-9)
are being celebrated, PG&E thanks customers and shares the
following ways to make sustainable choices, lower energy use and
bills this fall.
- Set thermostat for savings. When it’s cold out, save
about 2% for each degree the thermostat is lowered. Turning down
the thermostat from 70°F to 65°F health permitting, for example,
saves about 10%.
- Control water temperature. Set water heater thermostat
at 120°F. This reduces the amount of energy it takes to produce and
maintain hot water and reduces the risk of scalding by not
- Microwave and save. Reheating leftovers and cooking in a
microwave takes less time and uses up to 80% less energy than a
- Seal air leaks. Air sealing an old or especially drafty
house can save more than 20% on heating and cooling bills.
To find other energy-saving actions, visit www.pge.com or join
the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #EEDay2022.
Customers can also compare and shop energy-saving appliances and
electronics by logging onto guide.pge.com
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric
utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square
miles in Northern and Central California. For more information,
visit pge.com and pge.com/news.
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