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How To Choose The Right Electricity or Natural Gas Supplier

Written By: Warm Thoughts Communications on September 25, 2020

choose utility supplier new jerseyToday, residents of homes all across our service area of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have more options than ever when it comes to choosing an electricity or natural gas supplier.

The challenge many people face is that they just don’t know how to sort through the options available to them, so they stay with the tried and true. As a result, they miss out on some potential opportunities for saving money and getting more of the services they want.

That’s why it’s so important to know how to choose an energy supplier for your home (or business). The question is this: How do you do that? Right now, let’s take a look at all the options in the Garden State!

A brief history

In 1997, history was about to be made in New Jersey. Until then, the state’s electricity needs were taken care of by just four utilities: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Public Service Electric & Gas (PSEG), and Orange & Rockland. While these utilities are still active and functional, consumers now have the freedom to choose any electricity supplier they want.

And as far as natural gas is concerned, this market was also deregulated in 1997, right along with the electricity market!

One of the best byproducts of the energy deregulation law in New Jersey has been the increased competition and choice of different energy suppliers. This competition has given rise to many green energy companies. And more important, it gives the power back to you, the consumer. Purchasing your energy supplies through one of these companies, rather than through your electric or gas utility, is a purely economic decision, and one that you control. This decision has no detrimental impact on the reliability or safety of your service.

Energy supply vs. energy delivery

One confusing aspect of the home energy equation is that there are two players involved: your energy supplier, which produces the energy that flows into your home, and the utility company that actually delivers the power via wires and pipelines.

The supplier’s cost makes up most of your energy bill, and it can vary considerably from one supplier to another—a big reason to shop around. Your utility remains the same regardless of what supplier you choose, as long as you don’t move out of the neighborhood.

Understand your bill

A good place to start when it comes to making a smart choice about an energy supplier is to look at the bills you have been paying recently. Your bills should indicate how much energy you use and what you are paying for it—information that will give you a baseline for comparison to other options.

Do your homework

When it comes to power companies, knowledge is…well, power! A few minutes on Google will help you find energy suppliers that serve your area. Here are some factors to consider when paring down the list:

Make the switch

Once you’ve decided on your new energy supplier, such as Discount Power, its time make the switch. We’ve made the process simple, easy and streamlined. Here’s exactly how it works:

At Discount Power, we make it easy and safe to save on your electricity and natural gas bills—all while helping you shrink your carbon footprint. Want to learn more? Contact us today!

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