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If you live in a state with a deregulated gas market, like electricity you can choose the energy supplier and rate that is best for your business. When selecting the best option for your natural gas needs, here are a few things to keep in mind:
More than 20 states in the U.S. allow consumers to choose their natural gas provider. This provides a greater opportunity for you to take advantage of the savings and find a supplier with the best rate. Regardless of where you live, when you switch to a new supplier the only change you will notice is on your bill.
It’s important to understand the different plan types as they can impact your bill. A fixed-rate plan locks you into a set rate for your determined contract period, which protects you from any changes to natural gas prices. There are also variable-rate plan options where the rate can change from month-to-month. While fixed-rate plans are usually recommended, one of the upsides to a variable-rate plan is the ability to switch plans without penalty.
A good rate is not the only factor associated with finding a natural gas plan. There may also be other perks offered by the supplier, such as rebates, incentives, etc. For example, if a supplier has initiatives that help the environment, that may be more attractive to you than price.
In certain markets where both gas and electricity are deregulated, you may have the opportunity to find a supplier that offers a bundled plan. A bundled option allows you to receive a discounted rate on both services instead of purchasing them separately.
At EnergyBot, we offer both electricity and gas plan options from various suppliers to meet all your business energy needs. We make it easy to get a custom quote so you can start saving.
You probably already have an energy plan for your business. So why think about a future energy plan, in say, 2021… As a business owner or manager, it can pay off to think about energy plans and rates now – even a few years from now.
When it comes to buying pretty much anything – a car, furniture, shoes, or even pizza…we are all looking for the best price. Which is, of course, usually the lowest price. So we shop around…visiting online stores or stopping by traditional brick-and-mortar stores or even simply asking friends for recommendations. Eventually, we will find a price that we’re willing to pay and make the purchase.
If you made the commitment to be a green business, or just want to be a little more green, then signing up for an energy plan that includes green energy sources is one of the simplest ways to take that first step and reduce the carbon footprint for your business.