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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. Natural Gas Choice in Michigan allows home and business owners to choose a price plan from a licensed supplier. Is it time for you to choose your own natural gas supplier? This article can help you decide.
- 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.
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Though the days are getting warmer, Michigan residents know that furnace use up north is not defined by season. Here are a few quick tips for saving money year-round and optimizing your use of natural gas:
- Perform Furnace Maintenance
If your monthly utility bill has been abnormally high lately, the culprit could be your furnace. For example, a dirty filter could be interfering with your furnace’s efficiency and driving up heating costs. In order to ensure that your furnace is performing at its best, change its filter frequently or have your furnace inspected by an expert.
- Get a Programmable Thermostat
If you have a manual thermostat, you could be wasting lots of precious energy every time you forget to turn down the heat before going to work or sleep. On the other hand, a programmable thermostat can be pre-programmed to heat your home only during certain times. If used correctly, a programmable thermostat could save you $180 a year or more on energy.
Some homeowners forget that the sun is the greatest energy source of all. In order to cut down on energy costs, keep the curtains and blinds of your windows open on sunny days, and close them at night to keep the heat in. Once warm weather arrives, you can save money on air conditioning by keeping the blinds and curtains closed during the day.
- Switch to VolunteerEnergy
You could be paying more than you need to for your natural gas.Check your current rate and give VolunteerEnergy a call.VE offers residential customers three rate plan options, so you can choose the plan that’s right for you.With competitive natural gas rates, no hidden fees and month-to-month service available, VolunteerEnergy knows how to treat you right!
If you’re ready to switch natural gas suppliers, contact VolunteerEnergy today. We’re happy to supply Michigan residents with low, competitive rates on the natural gas they need. Call us at (877) 371-3235.
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Through Natural Gas Choice in Michigan, residents have the option to shop around for the best gas rate. VolunteerEnergy not only offers low natural gas prices, but also several different rate plan options to best accommodate your needs. You decide which one works best for you.
As is the case with most other commodities, the price of natural gas fluctuates from month-to-month. With VolunteerEnergy’s variable-rate plan, your rate will vary each month, as well. This plan typically performs the best over the long term and is best for those who want to take advantage of a low or flat market where prices stay the same or go down.
There are many homeowners who like a little more stability in their lives. VolunteerEnergy’s fixed-rate plan offers a rate that stays the same over a specific period of time. With this rate you are not subject to market fluctuations.It’s well suited for anyone who wants price certainty, and the knowledge that their price is locked in, typically for one heating season at a time.
Some homeowners just want to be sure that they are saving money each month. Though the price of natural gas may go up and down, the guaranteed savings plan will ensure that you always pay less than the utility rate.
If you’re ready to take advantage of one of these natural gas rate plan options, contact VolunteerEnergy today for our current rate offerings. We serve thousands of satisfied Michigan and Midwest home and business owners—and we’d like to serve you too. Call us at (877) 371-3235.
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