The first time you sign up with an electricity provider you don’t have a clue what you are doing. The providers talks unfamiliar terms to you and make it sound like you are giving your life away. You wish there was some easy guide you could follow to find an electric company without the headache of learning so much.
Here are 3 easy tips that have helped confessed customers in the pasted that will help you.
1. Compare providers
This seems like a no brainer but you would be surprised at how many people just sign up with the default provider. It not like the default provider can offer premium electricity and other can’t. It is the same electricity no matter who you use. You can compare using electricrates.com’s compare chart with just your zip code. Before you do, read the rest of the tips.
2. Use fixed rate plans
The most common complaint from customers is price hikes. When you compare it is easy to fall into the variable rate trap. Signing up with the lowest priced plan means nothing, if it is variable. It can change the next month. Using a fixed rate plan means the price you sign up with is the price you are going to pay until your contract is up.
3. Check with your neighbors
This step will be hard to do if you are just moving in but can be really useful to find out what providers people like to use. It is always best to rely on real people and not just the internet to tell you what companies are of good report.
These three simple steps may seem too simply to you but they work. Your neighbors, comparing companies and using a fixed rate can save you a lot of time and money. OK now use the compare chart at the top of the page to compare electric companies.
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Donny has been writing about the deregulated energy markets since early 2007. His knowledge has helped consumers lower their electricity cost.