UCAN's Fraud Squad is currently offering a full range of service to our members and San Diego residents. At this time, the Fraud Squad can still assist you with a dispute with SDG&E, City of San Diego water department, and San Diego telecom companies. Feel free to fill out our online complaint form and we will contact you if we can assist with your issue.
Good news for those who want to escape the clutches of SDG&E!
Recently a UCAN member brought to our attention an insert that went out in the most recent SDG&E bill. It’s a flyer promoting summer energy savings and what you can focus on to lower your energy consumption.
Although I love that SDG&E is doing its best to educate customers, the graph included is a bit deceptive. Here’s a scanned image of the graph:
The California Center for Sustainable Energy, a non-profit organization that helps California residents with energy efficiency, will be holding workshops over the next couple of months as part of a new California energy program.
Southern California is one of the leading areas with solar installations (see this post) and San Diego is no different. So it makes sense that the City of San Diego would want to get involved with solar--not just as a way to stick it to SDG&E--but as a potential fix to the City’s budget deficit problem.
The San Diego weather forecast has been fairly cool the past couple of months. I hesitate to use the word cold, because to be honest, 55 degrees isn’t really that cold. Especially when compared to temperatures in the teens and single digits, a thermometer that hovers around 60 isn’t all that bad. But, it is cool for the thin-skinned San Diegans, so we resort to using things like central heaters and clothes dryers more often. These creature comforts can bring comfort on a chilly night, but how much do they actually cost to operate? Hit the jump to find out.
With SDG&E’s increasing rates and our current cold spell, San Diegans have every reason to keep their home energy efficient. But trying to find a decent contractor and ensuring you qualify for those energy rebates can be a pain in the butt.
With summer fast approaching, ads promising "free miracle air coolers" that "blast ice cooled air to keep you cool for just pennies a day" have been popping up in magazines and newspapers. If this sounds too good to be true to you, you're not alone. Learn just how expensive these "free" air coolers really are, and why UCAN strongly recommends avoiding them.
This year is flying by! With May well underway and summer screaming around the corner like a 16 year old unable to find second gear, now is a great time to check out the appliances you depend on so dearly to keep you cool in the summer. If they aren't working properly, you could have a double heatwave coming your way.