If you are in an area that has energy deregulation, you have the ability to choose an energy supplier. Choosing an energy supplier can be difficult and confusing as there are many different factors that go into this decision.
Which supplier has the best rate?
When you are choosing an energy supplier, the first item you should look at is which supplier has the lowest rate. Be sure to have your most recent utility bill on hand to compare what you are currently paying for electricity to what the provider is offering.
What is the length of the contract that you are looking for?
Energy suppliers offer a range of contract lengths to choose from. These contract range usually from 6 months to 36 months. Be sure to see if the contract is a fixed or variable rate. For example if you choose a 36 month fixed electric rate, the rate will be locked in for 36 months while if you choose a variable contract your rate can potentially change from month to month.
Are there any additional fees associated with the contract?
When you are looking to select a new energy supplier read the terms and conditions. Some contracts include additional fees such as an early cancellation fee if you decide to switch before your contract is over.
Are there any renewable energy options?
Many of our top energy suppliers offer renewable energy plans. This means that you can find a rate that works for you and help the environment at the same time. For more information about renewable energy, go to our renewable energy page.
As you can see there are many factors that go into choosing an energy supplier. When you are ready to start comparing energy suppliers, enter your zip code into our compare and switch tool on the right side of this page. Once you click search you will find a number of top suppliers to choose from offering different rates, contract lengths and plans.
Once you find a plan that works for you, fill out our easy online form and make the switch. Typically it takes 1-2 billing cycles for thw switch to take place. Please remeber, the only thing that will change is the supply rate on your bill. You utility will still be delivering your electricity and responding to power outages, maintenance and emergencies.