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Saving energy, conservation, green energy.
Ashley Joyce | ashleyjoyce
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3 years ago

Shopping for Electricity

Mar 25th 2013 at 1:23 PM

Most people don't think of their energy service like they do their shoes, groceries, car, or any other serious value-added purchase. Electricity is a necessity, so most homeowners don't spend all day looking through the options; the simplest, and seemingly cheapest electric supplier usually wins out.

What a lot of people don't realize though, is that energy suppliers are multiplying and expanding their range of capabilities.  While in-home green energy was a farfetched idea twenty years ago, these days it's as easy as calling the right supplier and inquiring about their available bundles.  Financing options have also progressed - there are far more options for most consumers than your standard, year-long fixed rate.

The key to finding the right electric supplier is shopping around. Deregulated markets often have marketplace websites (like that will allow you to glance over the rates and packages being offered in your area. With that said, marketplaces aren't the only avenue you can take. Word of mouth is still a viable resource; be sure to ask your neighbors and community members where they're getting their electricity supply. And don't hesitate to make some calls, either. Most suppliers will be happy to walk you through their packages from start to finish.

It's not as glamarous as looking for new shoes or a new car, but energy shopping is a pretty terrific development for home owners who want to save some money where they can. Make sure you give yourself the opportunity to get the right package at the right rate.

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