California Residents: Have you noticed SC Edison’s Rate Hikes? I’m sure your bank account has!
Homeowners in California are already complaining about high utility costs, but these problems are just getting worse with the recently announced rate hikes that were approved earlier this year. The rate increases started in January and they slowly raised the rates each month until April of 2019.
In December, the rates were $0.16 for tier 1, $0.25 for tier 2 and $0.31 for tier 3.
SC Edison currently charges you $0.18 for tier 1, $0.25 for tier 2 and $0.35 for tier 3.
This means that for any customer that reaches tier 2, they increased your monthly cost by roughly $9.00 in tier 1. Tier 2 stayed the same. If you were in tier 3, you saw the biggest increase of all. These rate increases happen every year and there is little to nothing you can do about it!
How to Avoid High Utility Bills
As long as you are paying for electricity from the grid, then you are tied to the pricing structure that is in place. But, many residents are turning to their own solutions to reduce the monthly expenses. There’s no better time than now to invest in a residential solar power system. There is a 30% Federal tax credit available too, which helps with a cost of a solar system.
The only way, you can cut the cost of electricity is to reduce the power that you are buying from your utility or to generate your own electricity with a solar system. If you reduce your usage from the utility without getting solar, you have to increase the temperature on your thermostat, reduce the amount of time that your pool pump is running, etc…, so that you will use less electricity each month. This means that your house will be hotter and your pool will not be as clean. Many customers are focused on reducing their usage and electric bills, while giving up their quality of life in their home. By going solar, you will save money on your electric bills, but will also more likely be more comfortable in your home, by lowering your thermostat and running your pool pump more.
If you are tired of paying for expensive electric bills and don’t want to worry about the rate increases with your utility company, then you need to talk to our team about the options that are available for your home. We can help you compare the costs so that you can save money on your electric bills now and in the future.
The best way to put a stop to the higher electric bills is by investing in renewable energy that comes from the sun. The solar panels and inverters come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, giving you electricity every day the sun is shining. Call us at New Day Solar to schedule a no obligation, complimentary in-home consultation: (855) 444-6329. Or visit us online at www.newdaysolar.com. We have 30 year of expertise and will always give you honest answers to your solar questions.