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  • It’s a task nobody ever wants to do, but everybody should: Read the fine print. This conventional wisdom applies whether you’re picking an insurance plan, downloading an app on your phone – or purchasing a deregulated energy plan. When you sign up for a natural gas or electricity plan, you’ll be sent a document or […] The post How to understand your electricity plan appeared first on Choose Energy...

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  • Today marks the official start of summer; is your home ready for the season? These warmer months don’t have to cost you extra on your electricity bills. If your budget is feeling the heat, follow these 10 energy-saving summer tips. 1.      Plant summer-friendly flora and fauna. Landscaping your home with the summer months in mind […] The post 10 energy tips for summer savings appeared first on Cho...

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  • Choosing a cheaper electricity supply plan from a competitive retail provider isn’t the only way to save on how much you pay for electricity. Changing a few common habits also can result in savings. Bulk up your wallet by following these 10 tips, which we’ll expand upon in this post: Wash with cold water: Save […] The post Save $689 a year on electricity by following these 10 tips appeared first o...

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  • Whether there’s heat radiating off the pavement or snow falling from the sky, no household should go without energy to regulate the temperature inside – even if you can’t afford your monthly bill. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of various federal and local energy assistance programs available to low-income customers to help you power […] The post Summer energy assistance programs for low-income ...

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  • If you’re moving this summer to a new state, one of the first things you should do is check out whether your new location has a deregulated energy market. 15 states and the District of Columbia are deregulated, which can make electricity and natural gas prices much cheaper. Among deregulated states are the following: ·         […] The post Moving to a deregulated area? Here’s what to do about elec...

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  • Energy efficiency: it’s a goal that many people aim for. But with so much conflicting advice floating around, it’s hard to know if you’re hitting the mark or wasting your time. And sometimes, the wrong advice can actually end up costing you more money. Choose Energy will help you separate fact from fiction, so you […] The post Energy efficiency myths that are costing you money appeared first on Ch...

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  • Warm weather tugs on most of us to go outside and enjoy the sunny days. However, warm weather is also the perfect breeding ground for storms. In fact, tornadoes are most likely and most dangerous in April through June, according to the experts at Weather.com. Thunderstorms are also more likely in the spring and summer, […] The post Here’s what you need to know to stay safe during spring and summer...

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  • Two recent newspaper reports in Dallas and Houston give an incomplete view of the ongoing argument of whether deregulation is good or bad for Texas consumers. Both articles are based on a report issued by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, Electricity Prices in Texas. The Dallas report is closer to the truth. It notes […] The post News reports don’t tell the whole Texas deregulated electric...

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  • Mother’s Day is Sunday, and summer isn’t far behind. Give the Mom in your life an extra gift this year – and we definitely think you should still give her flowers, chocolates, jewelry and the rest of that stuff – by helping her get your home ready for summer. It isn’t hard, and the energy […] The post Give Mom a hand getting the house ready for summer appeared first on Choose Energy.

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  • Hear the doorbell? You peek out and see a well-dressed young man with a badge. You decide to open the door, and the man identifies himself as a representative of your energy company and says he can save you money on your monthly bills. Is he friend or foe? Should you talk to him or […] The post Your Guide to Avoid Door-to-Door Energy Scams appeared first on Choose Energy.

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  • Pack up your parkas and break out your bathing suits because warmer weather is finally here! Finding ways to save money on your energy bills is trickier in the spring and summer, when all we want to do is blast the A/C and run the ceiling fan while we’re home. But what about when we’re […] The post 10 ways to keep your dog cool without burning your budget appeared first on Choose Energy.

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  • Want to take charge of your electric and natural gas bills but aren’t sure how to do it? Residents and businesses across several states can choose electric & natural gas suppliers, giving them to greater control over their electricity and natural gas bills. You can switch to the supplier who offers the lowest price or choose […] The post Follow these simple steps to switch electricity, natural gas...

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  • Only 9.5 percent of Illinois residents say they’re opting into the savings and stability that deregulated electricity rates can provide, according to a recent Choose Energy survey. That’s understandable – the process can seem daunting. The truth is, exercising energy choice in Illinois by taking advantage of deregulated electricity isn’t difficult. And Choose Energy, an […] The post The 5 best ret...

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  • Deregulated electricity sounds complicated. But it really isn’t. Energy deregulation really means energy choice. In this case, it means you no longer must buy the electricity you use from the utility that serves your area. What deregulation doesn’t mean is that you need a new meter, wires, poles or anything else. Put simply, the electricity […] The post How do savvy buyers shop for deregulated ele...

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  • Choosing a cheaper electricity supply plan from a competitive retail provider isn’t the only way to save on how much you pay for electricity. Changing a few common habits also can result in savings. Bulk up your wallet by following these 10 tips, which we’ll expand upon in this post: Wash with cold water: Save […] The post Save $689 a year on electricity by following these 10 tips appeared first o...

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  • Recent allegations that a Massachusetts retail energy provider engaged in deceptive marketing and sales practices to lure customers into costly contracts – subsequently leading Attorney General Maura Healey to call for an end to energy choice in the state – underscore how important it is for customers to know exactly what they’re agreeing to when […] The post Don’t pay too much for Massachusetts e...

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  • The warnings have come loud and clear from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas: The state’s power grid is losing more than 700 megawatts of power this summer. Summer, of course, is the peak season for electricity use in Texas. What does it mean? Reserve capacity will be tight. And when supply gets tight during […] The post My Texas electricity bill is going up! What can I do? appeared first ...

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  • August 25, 2014: Choose Energy has made some exciting new changes to make comparison shopping for electricity and natural gas easier than ever. Estimate your average monthly bill with a new supplier, get recommendations on the right plan for your needs, drill into the details with in-depth price trend analysis and advanced filters. Take control of your energy, try ChooseEnergy.com today.

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  • With another winter storm threatening large parts of the nation this weekend, thoughts turn to losing power – it happens in the best of circumstances. How can you keep your family warm if the power goes out because of snow, sleet, wrecks, falling trees, or even squirrels? Outages typically vary in duration but can stretch […] The post How to keep warm if the power goes out appeared first on Choose...

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  • Choosing a cheaper electricity supply plan from a competitive retail provider isn’t the only way to save on how much you pay for electricity. Changing a few common habits also can result in savings. Bulk up your wallet by following these 10 tips.  1. The Cold Truth. Washing (and rinsing) your clothes mostly using cold […] The post 10 ways to save on energy bills appeared first on Choose Energy.

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  • You survived the Polar Vortex/bombgenesis/bomb cyclone during the first days of the New Year. Now you need to hang in there a few days to survive the Great Southern (and beyond) Blizzard of 2018. The snow and cold mean that many energy customers have their heating systems turned up to 11. There are two consequences: […] The post Severe weather could lead to energy price spike appeared first on Cho...

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  • Whether there’s snow falling from the sky or heat radiating off the pavement, no household should go without energy to regulate the temperature inside – even if you can’t afford your monthly bill. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of various federal and local energy assistance programs available to low-income customers to help you power […] The post Energy assistance programs for low-income custome...

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  • The scary words surrounding the great East Coast snowstorm – bombogenesis, bomb cyclone – aren’t the worst ones you’ll hear. That’s because another Polar Vortex is right behind (around?) it. First, there’s the snow: snow is blanketing the Northeast today accompanied by wind gusts as strong as 60 mph. That’s more than enough to tie […] The post Keep the Polar Vortex from wreaking havoc on your wall...

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  • Sparkling snowbanks and glassy icicles make winter a magical time. But as much as we love the frosty weather, it should stay where it belongs: outside. This season, make sure your home is ready to combat the big chill with our top 10 energy-saving tips: Switch your ceiling fan’s blade rotation. Chances are you’ve never […] The post 10 Energy-Saving Tips to Survive the Winter appeared first on Choo...

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  • Happy New Year? Some Connecticut residents would beg to differ – because they will face higher electricity supply rates from utilities United Illuminating and Eversource starting Jan. 1. What are the increases? Utility Current rate cents/kWh Rate as of Jan. 1 % increase Avg. monthly increase * United Illuminating 7.66 9.66 26.1 $17.94 Eversource 8.01 […] The post New Year won’t be happy for some C...

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  • KitchenAid Architect Series II Top Control Dishwasher over Frigidaire 24” Built-In Washer Dishwashers are undoubtedly one of the great inventions in modern history. Gone are the days of toiling over a sink filled with soapy water and dirty dishes, and thank goodness for that! Chances are, you’ve owned at least one dishwasher in your life, […] The post Choose This Over That: Dishwashers appeared fi...

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  • How trash can power your home Garbage is your new friend. That’s right, the waste that you produce is being used to light and power your home as we speak. This isn’t just the plastic bottles and old cardboard that you remembered to recycle. We’re talking about municipal solid waste (MSW), the stuff that ends […] The post How trash can power your home appeared first on Choose Energy.