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How to Stay Comfortable Without Using a Lot of Electricity This Summer

Lars Henrikson is a Residential Efficiency Program Manager in Seattle City Light’s Customer Care and Energy Solutions business unit. Earlier this year, the Seattle area was lucky with mild weather. But heat waves are a real threat due to climate change. We aren’t immune to heat domes, smoke, and other… [ Keep reading ]

Why Electrical Safety Is Key to Saving Money

May is Electrical Safety Month. Now this might not seem directly tied to your electricity costs, but problems like faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, or improper use of appliances can increase your bills. By focusing on safety, you’re also making sure you’re using electricity efficiently. Here’s how keeping up with electrical… [ Keep reading ]

What Uses the Most Electricity in Your Home?

We’ve shared low-cost, no-cost, and advanced ways to save money on your electricity bill. Today, let’s look at what uses the most electricity in your home. This will give you the information you need to decide how to make impactful changes to your home’s energy use. Please note that the… [ Keep reading ]

Energy-Saving Tips to Help Renters Stay Comfortable and Save Money

Are you a renter looking for ways to lower your electricity bill without making significant changes to your living space? While owning a home can offer more flexibility in making efficiency improvements, renters still have options to stay comfortable and reduce energy costs. With spring (hopefully) around the corner, now… [ Keep reading ]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Appliances

When buying a new appliance, there’s plenty to consider besides the upfront cost. But if you’ve compared efficiency ratings on EnergyGuide labels, checked for rebates, and picked an Energy Star appliance, you’re in good shape. Now, it’s time to get the most out of your energy-efficient appliances. This not only… [ Keep reading ]

What to Watch for When Buying a New Appliance

When buying a new appliance, cost and energy efficiency are increasingly important. We all want to save money and be more energy efficient. But it can be tough to make informed decisions about which items to buy. Washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters: these all greatly affect the environment and our… [ Keep reading ]

Building on Our Clean Energy Foundation

Did you know buildings in Seattle generate more than a third of the city’s total emissions? Natural gas, oil, and other fossil fuels that power furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and more create climate pollution. Fortunately, City Light’s electricity comes from renewable sources. When our customers switch to powering their homes and… [ Keep reading ]

More Ways to Lighten Your Load and Save Money

As we continue into the year, we want to keep sharing ways to help you cut waste and save money on your electricity bills. The new electricity rates have gone up, but reducing your electrical load helps you control your energy costs. Last time, we looked at several low- and… [ Keep reading ]

Lighten Your Load: Saving Energy and Money in 2024

As of January 1, 2024, City Light has implemented new electricity rates. These new rates were adopted by the Seattle City Council in the fall of 2022 and include two automatic surcharges. While we know rate increases can be a burden, we’re here to empower you with information, resources, and… [ Keep reading ]

Why a heat pump water heater works for your home

Many homes rely on traditional gas or electric powered water heaters for bathing, laundry, and dishwashing. Hot water is something that we can often take for granted until one morning we wake up to a tepid shower and realize that our trusty old water heater has finally let us down…. [ Keep reading ]