Relocating is stressful and a process that requires a lot of time and energy, and your to-do list is never-ending. But rather than saving your utilities for last, consider getting a headstart so when you enter your new home after a long day, everything is ready.
Moving to Fresno or within the city? Here is everything you need to know about setting up your utilities before your moving day.
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Fresno Gas & Electric Utilities | Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is the only provider of natural gas and electricity in Fresno, CA. The founding year of PG&E dates back to 1905, and the current headquarters is in San Francisco, with multiple locations throughout California. Over 5.2 million households receive electricity and natural gas throughout the upper two-thirds of CA.
PG&E has a solar program to help lower your rates. With Solar Choice, you can purchase your electricity power without ever installing a solar panel onto your home. If you want to install solar panels on your home, there is a Net Energy Metering program–allows you to lower your monthly rate by installing solar panels.
How To Set Up A PG&E Account
For your gas and electric utilities, you can turn on service through their online portal, regardless if you’re a new or former customer of PG&E. You will start by going to the “start service” page and go through the step-by-step process of setting up an account and then linking your address. If you currently have an active account, you will want to sign in and then add a new address. You can arrange for your utilities to start or stop right away or even schedule out for up to 60 days.
You can also call the customer service team at (877) 743-4112 if you don’t want to set it up online. It’s also essential to note that if you have solar, at this time, you can’t set up the utilities online, and you will need to speak to a representative. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00am till 7:00pm, and Saturday from 8:00am till 5:00pm. For emergencies only, you can call after hours and on Sunday.
How To Pay Your PG&E Bill
There are different ways to pay your gas and electric bills with PG&E. The most common is automatic payments. You connect your bank account or credit card and set up recurring payments that get sent out on the specific date you want. There is a convenience fee when you pay with your credit card, but if you use your bank account, there are no service fees.
The next option is logging into your online account and paying as a registered user. You can call by phone at (877) 704-8470, but make sure you have your account number available. And know that this option, regardless if you use a bank account or credit card, there is a service fee.
The last option is by mail. You would send in a check that’s payable to PG&E along with your statement remittance stub. The address for PG&E is the following:
P.O. Box 997300
Sacramento, CA 95899-7300
Average Cost For Gas & Electricity In Fresno
The average monthly electric bill in Fresno, CA, is $200 per month which can be calculated by taking the average consumption and multiplying the average rate for electricity. The calculations would look something like 876kWh*24¢/kWh.
Then the average gas rate in Fresno is $21.64 per thousand square feet, which is lower than the national rate average of $25.61 per thousand square feet.
PG&E Awards & Recognition
-Received 100/100 for its Corporate Equality Index
-Top 50 Employers for individuals with disabilities
-Honorable Mention for one of the top 50 companies in Latina Style Magazine
-One of the top American Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises
-Named “Best of the Best” companies for Supplier Diversity in Professional Woman’s Magazine
-One of the Top 10 Companies For Veteran-Owned companies
-Received the Hue Award from the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce
Contact Information For Pacific Gas & Electric
Address: Pacific Gas & Electric, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone Number: (800) 468-4743
Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00am till 6:00pm
Fresno Water & Sewer Utilities | City of Fresno Utilities Department
When it comes to sewer and water, the city of Fresno provides these services. The average monthly sewer and water bill in Fresno, CA, is $144, which is on par with the rest of California. The Wastewater Management Division collects, treats, and reclaims wastewater that gets produced by residents, local businesses, and industrial sewer customers that are located all throughout the Fresno-Clovis metro area.
There are 179 full-time employees that work in different industries like the laboratory, collection system, electricians, treatment operators, and so forth. The city works hard to keep everything flowing and functioning properly, so if there is an emergency with sewer-related things, call (559) 621-2489.
How To Set Up A City Of Fresno Water & Sewer Account
If you don’t have an account yet, you will have to register for one online. You’ll need the information of your account number (it’s on the monthly bill), address, and zip code. From there, you will type in your email address and create a password and username. After that, you’re all set.
How To Pay Your Fresno Water & Sewer Bill
To pay your sewer or water bill in Fresno, the Utilities Billing & Collection division collects the charges. You can pay your monthly bill online through your secure portal. If you’re interested in the online option, there are a few different ways to pay, like e-check, credit card or debit card, autopay, and text to pay.
You can also pay in person. You will want to head to the City Hall, and the hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Fresno City Hall
Fresno and P Streets
Utilities Billing and Collection Division
2600 Fresno Street, First Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
Another option is calling in with your credit card and paying by phone, and the number is (559) 621-6888. You will want your account information available before dialing.
The last option is mailing in your check with any required forms. You will want to mail everything to the following address:
City of Fresno
Utilities Billing and Collection Division
P.O. Box 2069
Fresno, CA 93718-2069
Average Cost For Water & Sewer In Fresno
On average, a family can expect to pay around $144 per month in Fresno for both water and sewer. Of course, everyone is different, and the main factor is the number of people in your home. The more bodies you have, the more it costs because of all the showers, laundry, and trips to the bathroom.
Contact Information For The City Of Fresno Utilities Department
Address: 1910 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93703
Phone Number: (559) 621-5300
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am till 5:00pm
Fresno Trash Utilities | City of Fresno Utilities Department
The City of Fresno handles trash disposing and recycling through the Solid Waste Management Division. Each resident receives three 96-gallon trash cans. The gray one is for trash, the blue one is for recyclables, and the green one is for green waste, like things from your garden.
When it comes to trash day, it all depends on the neighborhood you’re living in, so make sure to contact the city of Fresno, or click here to see an interactive map on the city’s website. And it’s essential to note that your recycling and trash cans can’t be out any time before 6:00 pm the day before collection, but they have to be out before 5:30 am on the day of trash collection.
If you forgot to put your trash cans out, you can report a missed pickup by calling the city at (559) 621-6888 and leaving a voicemail. They will be out to service your house within 2 business days of your request.
In a given week, there is a total of 4,600 tons of trash materials collected each week.
How To Set Up A Fresno Trash Account
Setting up your trash utilities account will be the same process as for the water and sewer. Click here to register for an account.
How To Pay Your Fresno Trash Bill
To pay for your trash service, you will follow the same process as paying for your water and sewer utilities.
Average Cost For Trash In Fresno
The city of Fresno actually has a flat rate of around $25 per month for everyone throughout the city to collect your solid waste materials.
Contact Information For Fresno Trash Services
Address: 1325 E El Dorado St, Fresno, CA 93706
Phone Number: (559) 621-1452
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am till 4:15pm
Fresno Internet Providers | Xfinity & UnWired Broadband
In this day and age, the internet is an essential utility in any home. Whether you’re working from home, love to play video games, or get your tv through a streaming network, using the internet is part of everyone’s life. The two most common internet providers in Fresno are Xfinity and UnWired Broadband. The price is different for everyone based on the packages and features you need, so make sure to connect with a customer care provider to learn more about the cost breakdown.
Contact Information For Fresno Internet Utilities
Address: Xfinity 467 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
Phone Number: (800) 934-6489
Address: 215 W Fallbrook Ave #124, Fresno, CA 93711
Phone Number: (559) 261-4444
Now that your utilities are all set up, it’s time to move into your new home. Southbay Moving is a team of professionals here to make this transition seamless. Call our reliable Fresno movers at (831) 786-5537 for a free estimate!