May 2018 Residential Messaging from SDG&E®

Article 1: Saving energy – and money – in your home
The wonderful thing about saving energy is that, in addition to helping the environment, you save money. It’s like contributing to a good cause and ending up with more money in your pocket. Many energy-saving upgrades increase the comfort, convenience, and aesthetics of your home.
Reap financial rewards when you buy energy-efficient appliances and boos your overall home efficiency with SDG&E rebates.  Right now, there are instant in-store rebates for qualifying energy-efficient clothes washers ($25), electric heat pump water heaters ($250), gas water heaters ($100), and smart thermostats ($75 starting May 6, 2018). Learn more at

Article 2: Increase the performance of your heating and cooling system
Increase the comfort of your home and the savings in your wallet through quality care of your heating and cooling system. The AC Quality Care Program provides you with specially trained contractors to keep your heating and cooling systems running at top performance.
Sign up, and you’ll receive a $250 initial rebate. You’ll also get the option to receive a comprehensive system assessment and improvement analysis: the cost is $50, but the improvements could save you hundreds of dollars each year.
The assessment includes:

  • A comprehensive inventory and assessment of your heating and cooling system
  • Energy efficient improvements, such as cleaning the condenser coil and changing the air filter
  • Installing an efficient fan control device
  • A diagnostic report that provides you with a roadmap to make informed decisions when considering advanced improvements of your system—in some cases, you may be eligible for rebates up to $1,250.

Learn more at

Article 3: You may qualify for a discount on your SDG&E bill
SDG&E offers several Assistance Programs to help lower your monthly energy bill while making your home comfortable.

  1. California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program ( Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home.
  2. Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program ( If you don’t qualify for CARE, you may for FERA. You could receive a 12% discount on your energy bill. FERA is only open to households with three or more people.
  3. Medical Baseline ( This Program has helped over 30,000 people, who have a qualifying medical need or medical device, to lower their energy costs.
  4. Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program ( You may receive free energy-saving improvements to your apartment, condo, house or mobile home; such as lighting, furnace repair, weather-stripping, attic insulation and select appliances like a refrigerator.

For details on any of these Assistance Programs visit, call 1-800-411-7343 or email

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