In a perfect world, shopping for an energy supplier would be just like anything else. You’d go online, do a quick Google search, and compare completely transparent prices of local utilities.
Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world. Choosing an energy supplier can be tricky, and requires more time an effort than most people realize. Here are a few tips to help you find the utility provider that is best for you.
Weigh Your Options
You will likely have several providers in your area to choose from, so it’s best to do your due diligence and weigh your options before making a final commitment. Compare at least three or four different suppliers – you would be surprised by how much prices can vary.
Ask (The Right) Questions
As a consumer, you are entitled to as much information about a product as you can get. Asking questions is a key part of the energy buying process. Some of the questions that you should ask every prospective supplier include:
Is the price fixed or variable?
Does the price include taxes?
Are there any additional fees that may not be included in the quote?
What are the terms and conditions of the agreement?
How long is the contract?
Is there an automatic renewal on the agreement?
What is the process for handling complaints, and what are your office’s hours?
Invest In Power Monitoring Equipment
Once you find a new electricity supplier, you can track your energy consumption using your very own power monitoring equipment. In addition to making sure your numbers match up with the utility provider’s, power meters and submeters can help you find inefficiencies and save money.
Users all over the world depend on Electro Industries for their power monitoring needs. We have been manufacturing high quality energy management equipment and software for the past 40 years. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.