A new year means new prices when it comes to running white goods at home, and San Diegans already says that their energy bills are higher.
“I got my last bill, and it increased quite a bit,” said Sean Curtis. “My bill has gone from the high $ 200s to the mid $ 300s.”
NBC 7’s Joe Little shows us how many people are still trying to help through the expensive holidays.
Since January 2021, SDG & Es’ gas prices have risen by around 25%, while electricity has jumped almost 8% in the last month for the average house price. Some customers say that the time for these interest rate increases could not come at a worse time.
“Insurance prices have gone up, gas prices have definitely gone up,”[ads1]; said Erik Edwards, an SDG & E customer. “The price of a home has gone up, as has the price of a car.”
In a statement to NBC 7, SDG & E said:
“There is no ideal time to raise interest rates, especially given the inflationary pressures that increase the cost of other goods and services. At the same time, our customers expect us to deliver clean, safe and reliable energy to them 24/7/365, and to meet that expectation we must make ongoing investments in safety, reliability and sustainability.“
If you have trouble paying your electricity bills, SDG & E has bill payment utilities. You can find more information on their website here.