With many in our community working and caring for their children at home, households may see an increase in energy and water use. We are committed to helping you stay safe and reduce costs during this pandemic.
Heating water is the second-largest use of energy in the average home. As a result, water heating may represent a large portion of your utility bill. Here are some smart ways to lower your utility bill by using water wisely.
At the water heater
In the kitchen, bathroom and laundry
Throughout the house
For homes with air conditioning:
A key element to managing your electricity usage is to be able to track it over time. By reviewing your billing statement, you see whether you are using more or less energy compared to the year before. Your bill also shows the amount due and any past due balance. Even if you are enrolled in Budget Billing, it's crucial to review your bill to avoid surprise balances during the annual "true-up."
Managing peak electricity demand is a critical component of achieving climate recovery goals and keeping energy affordable for all customers.
We want to provide customers with better service, build a more resilient community and create a cleaner energy future. As a part of acheiving these goals, we will upgrade our electric and water meters to smart meters by the end of 2021.