Brace For A High Electric Bill

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 31, 2006

It’s pretty hard not to keep the air conditioner on all day when the high temperature is well over 100 day after day and the low only gets down into the 70s.

Some utility experts estimate we increased power usage by at least 15 percent during the heat wave and David Eisenhower with PG&E says it’ll definitely show up in our bills. 

"If customers have been using their air conditioner a lot lately with this hot weather as opposed to turning on their ceiling fans or regular fans and keeping the house cool that way they’re going to see a pretty significant spike in their bill."

Eisenhower says if your bill is too high to pay right now you can call their customer service center and work out a payment plan. Some low-income customers can also get a 20% discount on their monthly bills.