How to Decrease Your Summer Electric Bills

June 10, 2014    Erin Kelly, Pacific Utility Audit, Inc.    Homeowner Tips

Each summer, as temperatures increase and air-conditioning is turned on, the average residential electric bill increases accordingly. There are ways to offset those increased electric bills!

Generally, every electric utility company has many residential rates available to its customers. However, it is left up to the customer to find out about these rates and request the rate change for their own account. The best resource is the utility company's website!

Generally, these utility company websites provide all of the residential rates available, with detailed descriptions of each of these rates. If you are still not sure which rate would be best for your home, you can contact the customer service department and get the information that you need to make an informed choice!

There are air-conditioning cycling rates, medical assistance rates, seasonal rates, time-of-use rates, low-income rates, solar rates, and many more to choose from. Don't feel like a victim of high summer electric bills - use this information to make an informed decision about which electric rate is right for you!

Here is a sample of residential rates available to Southern California Edison customers:  https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/regulatory/tariff-books/rates-pricing-choices/residential-rates
 
About Erin Kelly:
 
Erin Kelly, the Director Of Operations for Pacific Utility Audit, Inc., has been involved in the association industry for 25 years. As a prior property manager for commercial buildings, then apartments and finally with a management portfolio of fifteen associations to oversee, and now as an employee of Pacific Utility Audit, she has an insider's knowledge and direct experience of the association industry.
 

As one of the original founders of Pacific Utility Audit, Inc., her intent was to offer a utility auditing service in order to help other property managers who were facing the same type of problems that she had faced as a property manager in dealing with utility budgets and concerns. Her educational background includes a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and an M.B.A. Degree in International Business, also from Pepperdine University. She currently works and writes for Pacific Utility Audit, Inc., and also does public speaking on occasion.

 

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