And with a record number of Spare the Air Days (11 consecutive no-burn days around Christmas), one reader pointed out that he wasn't able to use his fireplace insert, adding to his increased heating costs.
Tell us what your December PG&E bill was. Did you feel some shock?
If you have trouble paying your bill, visit PG&E for more information. They offer plans to help customers spread out their payments and make their homes more energy efficient.