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Planning Energy Usage Around PG&E’s Time of Use Plan

Electricity is something that most modern homeowners could not dream of living without. We use it when lighting up our homes, to keep items in our refrigerators from perishing, and to power our air conditioning systems. Of course, electricity is not free, and many homeowners will begin to realize that their electricity bills are getting a bit out of hand at some point. While we certainly cannot provide you with free access to electricity, we can help you to save money when using the electricity that you do need in Fresno, CA. One way to do so is by planning your energy usage around PG&E’s Time of Use Plan. Read on, and contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.

What Is the Time of Use Plan?

The time of use plan detailed on the PG&E site shows that using energy at low-demand points can save a substantial amount of money on utility costs. Generally speaking, energy is in the lowest demand level in the morning, late in the evening, and over the weekend from May through October. From November through April, energy demand is at its highest from 5-8 pm on weekdays, meaning that using the bulk of your energy outside of these hours is quite advisable.

Saving Energy with This in Mind

It goes without saying that you are not going to be using electricity in your home only during those times when demand is at its lowest. However, altering your usage habits a bit to ensure that you are not using energy the most during prime time can really cut back on your energy costs. As you attempt to do so, it is important that you remember that total energy use is still going to play a role in the equation. The best way to save money is to not only avoid energy use during peak demand times, but also to cut down on total energy usage in the process. Contact us for more tips.