SoCalGas Energy Efficiency Programs Saved Customers $56.1 Million in 2018
Rebates, Smart Thermostats, and Other Energy Efficient Products Help Customers Save Millions of Dollars
LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2019 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced its customers saved $56.1 million in 2018 on their annual natural gas bills through SoCalGas’ energy efficiency programs. The energy savings also reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing more than 57,000 cars from the road for a year.
“SoCalGas prides itself on providing affordable energy. By giving our customers the programs and tools they need to purchase high efficiency gas appliances and make their existing gas appliances more efficient, customers can both lower their bills and curb carbon emissions,” said Dan Rendler, director of customer programs and assistance at SoCalGas.
SoCalGas energy efficiency programs include offering rebates (https://www.socalgas.com/save-money-and-energy/rebates-and-incentives/natural-gas-appliance-rebates) on hundreds of home appliances and products that help conserve energy and reduce costs. Customers can apply for rebates quickly and easily from a mobile device.
An energy efficient appliance, over its lifetime, will save customers thousands of dollars in energy bills. A tankless water heater can save about $1,500 over its lifetime and a traditional water heater about $200. An energy efficient furnace will use about $550 less natural gas over its lifetime. Smart thermostats, which can learn a customer’s schedule and temperature preferences to adjust the temperature in the home accordingly, can save $125.
Customers can use the website SoCalGas Marketplace (https://marketplace.socalgas.com/) to find and compare energy efficient products. The site points users to rebates of $75 on select smart thermostats and Energy Star natural gas dryers, $200 on select water heaters and furnaces and up to $75 on select washing machines.
SoCalGas continues to be a leader in researching and developing new technologies that improve energy efficiency and protect the environment. Between 2013 and 2017, SoCalGas energy efficiency programs delivered more than 154 million therms in energy savings, enough to power 309,000 households a year, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by more than 820,000 metric tons, the equivalent of removing nearly 175,000 cars from the road. These advances have also helped save SoCalGas customers more than $164 million in utility bill costs.
To learn more about SoCalGas energy efficiency programs and services, visit socalgas.com or call 800-427-2200.