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PGE Still Not Passing Along Higher Gas Prices

As the nights get colder, it means your heating system and water heater will need to work harder, with higher utility bills. But even with gas prices hitting record highs, PG and E spokesperson Megan McFarland says they’ve still been able to avoid passing along the higher cost to customers, with no markup…

click to listen to Megan McFarland

McFarland does pass along familiar tips for saving energy and money. And it starts with keeping your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees, if possible…

click to listen to Megan McFarland

McFarland also mentions keeping warm air moving, by reversing your fan in winter. This produces a gentle updraft, forcing warm air near the ceiling down into the living space. Also, don’t close vents in unused rooms. Closed registers force the same amount of air through other ducts, causing a system to work harder and longer. Meanwhile, a decision from the California Public Utilities Commission on PG and E’s rate hike request will not likely be made before February. Under the proposal, the four-point-seven percent increase would raise the average bill by almost ten dollars.

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