In the winter, turn your thermostat down to 68 degrees during the day and 55 degrees at night. You'll save 5 percent on heating bills for every 1 degree you lower your thermostat.
In the summer, set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The less difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
Compact fluorescent lights can save you approximately 75 percent of the energy of a comparable incandescent light bulb.
Many power outages occur as a result of excessive energy use. Learn more about the types of power outages and their stages as identified by the California Independent System Operator (ISO).
During an outage, turn off all major appliances such as washers and dryers. Unplug all sensitive electronic equipment like television sets, VCRs, microwaves and computers. This reduces the electrical demand when the power is restored and reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical surges. To know when the power has been restored, leave a few light switches on.
Contact SDG&E for online, mail-in, or in-home energy profiles.