Though natural gas is an excellent fuel for heating the home, you may be paying more then you need to for your natural gas supply. Many homeowners settle for their local utility’s natural gas rate by default, without realizing they can actually shop around for their gas rate. As the result of deregulation, Natural Gas Choice programs in many states allow home and business owners the opportunity to choose a price plan from a licensed supplier. Is it time for you to choose your own natural gas supplier? Let’s see if we can help.
Why not just stay with the utility’s rate?
More and more customers are recognizing the advantages to choosing their own natural gas plan. According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, natural gas choice in Michigan is at an all time high. Now customers are able to shop and compare rates, terms and customer service before selecting a licensed supplier that’s right for their needs. VolunteerEnergy, for example, is one of Michigan’s fastest growing natural gas suppliers offering competitive natural gas rates, month-to-month service and no cancelation fees.
What are the different types of rate plans available?
Most suppliers offer either a fixed rate or variable rate plan. Fixed rate plans lock you into a given rate for a specified period of type. Regardless of whether the market goes up or down, you still receive the given rate during the term of your contract. Variable rates change on a month-to-month basis and are best for those who want to take advantage of periods when the market is flat and rates stay the same or go down.
Is it difficult to switch?
Switching natural gas suppliers is quite easy. Your current utility stays the same. The only change is the rate you pay for your natural gas. In most markets, your utility will continue to send your monthly bill, provide meter reading and respond to all service calls, just as they’ve always done. Your new gas supplier will simply be noted on your gas bill, along with the new gas rate.
If you’re ready to make the switch, contact VolunteerEnergy today. With several rate plan options, and no cancelation fees, you’ll be on your way toward saving on your home’s natural gas. To learn more, call us today at (877) 371-3235.