Puget Sound Energy offers a number of options that can help renters and homeowners save money. If you’re a PSE customer, you don’t want to miss this!
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When we bought our first house, our power bill was significantly higher than expected. Puget Sound Energy helped us make payment arrangements for our bill and arranged for a contractor to visit our home to offer specific cost-saving advice.
Check out these helpful payment options!
We opted to enroll in Budget Billing after we saw how drastically our bills changed every season. With Budget Billing, Puget Sound Energy averages your annual power usage into equal payments. During the last month of the year, you’ll have a settlement month where you’ll have to pay any differences between your actual usage and what you’ve paid.
Budget Billing sounded like a great idea to us, so we enrolled. It ended up being a total DISASTER. We ended up with a $3,000+ settlement bill because Puget Sound Energy had so drastically miscalculated our bill. In fact, one supervisor I spoke to called it “the worst case of budget billing mismanagement (they) had ever seen.” Fortunately, we were able to get several local agencies to pledge $2,300 toward that high bill!
I still believe that Budget Billing can be a very good choice. However, make sure you do NOT enroll until you’ve lived at your current address for at least 12 months, to help avoid a problem like we had!
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Get free stuff to help you save on your PSE bill!
Free energy-efficient showerheads can help you use less water and save money on the electric bill. After all, it takes power to keep that hot water flowing!
You could even get great rebates on new, energy-efficient appliances as well as FREE removal of your old ones. Bonus: If your old refrigerator or freezer was made before 1992, you could get a FREE check for $25!
PSE also offers a free recycling program for light bulbs.
Puget Sound Energy Rebates can help you lower the cost of heating, insulation, LED lighting, natural gas conversion, smart thermostats, water heaters, and windows.
Get help with your Puget Sound Energy bill!
Local community action agencies can help you with your Puget Sound Energy bill! If you’re low income, you may qualify for assistance through PSE HELP, LIHEAP and the Weatherization Assistance Program!
LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) can pay a set amount toward your energy costs every year.
PSE HELP program can pay an additional $1,000 toward your Puget Sound Energy bill per year. The amount you receive will depend on your household size, monthly income and your energy costs. The income limits for PSE HELP are a bit higher than those for LIHEAP. If you qualify for LIHEAP, you can get both – but even if you don’t qualify for LIHEAP, you may be able to get PSE HELP!
The Weatherization Assistance Program does not pay any portion of your current energy costs but it does help reduce your ongoing energy bills by providing free, energy-efficient upgrades to your home.
When you qualify, an energy adviser will visit your home and identify the most efficient upgrades, such as insulation installation, air leak sealing, refrigerator replacements and more! You could receive FREE improvements worth several thousand dollars!
Get more help in Washington State!
Puget Sound Energy is the largest utility provider in Washington State, serving over 1 million customers across ten counties. However, there are many other Washington State power companies that offer discounts, rebates and help for low-income customers. To see them, click here.