Scam alert: Spike seen in scammers targeting SDG&E customers

Seniors Beware Criminals impersonating SDG&E work year-round to come up with new ways to defraud people, and recently there’s been a spike. These criminals threaten to turn power off if their victims don’t make an immediate payment. SDG&E will never do that. They never contact customers to get their credit card, banking or other financial information over the phone, nor does …

Seniors want to save energy at home this winter?

There are many steps seniors can take that will help reduce overall energy costs. The more efficient your home is, and the less energy transferred from inside to outside, the less energy it’ll take to keep your home comfortable. Check out these winter energy-savings tips: Sunshine is your friend! Open the curtains and blinds on west- and east-facing windows during …

The Foundation for Senior Care Adds Ashley Hancock to Advocate Team

  Last year, the Foundation for Senior Care saw a 46% increase in Care Advocate services according to Executive Director Rachel Mason. “Hiring an additional Care Advocate was essential to addressing the need that exists in our ever-growing larger senior population,” she said. “And Ashley Hancock, now our third Care Advocate, is the perfect fit wAll Postsithin our agency and …

How Seniors Can Stay in-the-know

High-fire danger months are approaching so it’s critical to prepare now. If there’s a wildfire in your area, the power could be turned off for public safety. Stay informed and make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Go to My Account (sdge.com/MyAccount) Click on “Manage My Account” and update your contact information, including email address You can also sign up …

Seniors may qualify for a discount on their SDG&E bill

SDG&E offers several Assistance Programs to help lower monthly energy bills, including seniors bills, while making your home comfortable. California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) (com/CARE): Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home. Family Electric Rate Assistance …

Increase the performance of your heating and cooling system

Increase the comfort of your home and the savings in your wallet through quality care of your heating and cooling system. The AC Quality Care Program provides you with specially trained contractors to keep your heating and cooling systems running at top performance. Sign up, and you’ll receive a $250 initial rebate. You’ll also get the option to receive a …

Seniors with earned income tax credit; it’s your money, get it!

Get the money you deserve! Do you earn $22,300 or less? Have you lived in California for more than half of the year? You may be eligible for the expanded California Earned Income Tax Credit. Visit CalEITc4Me.org to find out how much in state and federal earned income tax credits you may be able to receive just for filing your …

Seniors Receive free energy alerts to keep their budget on track

Watch your energy use and costs with email or text alerts from SDG&E. Energy alerts can help you set monthly spending goals, track your progress and get automated alerts to stay in control and on budget. Alerts you can sign up for include: Your pre-set spending goal was exceeded Your pre-set electric or gas use level was exceeded You’ve moved …

Seniors should be aware – new pricing plans based on time of day

It’s time to start thinking about energy differently. To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, time of use pricing plans are now available to you. The plans are different from the current tiered option, which is based on how much energy you use.  New time of use plans look at the time of day you are using …

Seniors May Qualify for a discount on SDG&E bill

SDG&E offers several Assistance Programs to help seniors lower their monthly energy bill while making your home comfortable. California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program (com/CARE): Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home. Family Electric Rate Assistance …