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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.
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