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Cheaper Electricity and Gas Prices
Deregulation took affect in the 1990's, but before then, companies had their electricity and gas
products bundled and the customers didn't have a choice of supplier. They just had to go with
whoever was in their area.
Deregulation policies passed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut and it became
apparent that customers were going to have more of a choice of supplier and they could
choose the cheapest company. They could reduce their utility bills significantly. Cheaper
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At first, nothing seemed to happen because there were not many comparative companies. The
policies were still new, so the companies didn't have a chance to get their services available in
time. Customers didn't switch to cheaper companies because they were simply not available.
As time passed and we are now in the year 2013, there is plenty of choice of suppliers and more
people switch than ever before. Companies offer services for gas, electricity, maintenance and
billing. Deregulation makes it easier for customers to have the choice and save money, they
also wanted to make the process simple.
If customers had a lengthy process for switching and they had to pay fees for cancellation of
switching, then they simply wouldn't do it. With the process being simple and websites making
it easy to find the suppliers, more people are doing it.
The savings make the process worth while. For example, in New Jersey, people are able to save
over 20% by switching to a competitive electric supplier. At the moment, only 9% of the state
have switched over to new companies, but with the massive savings, it is estimate that more
people are going to switch over this year.
It is evident that some people think it is going to be too hard of a process to switch and they
think that it will result in a loss of service. With suffering in Hurricane Sandy last year, people
feel they have had their experience of being without service. However, when people switch,
there is no loss of service, they just get better rates and it is hassle free.
Switching to another gas and electricity supplier based on the price of the service is well within
your rights as a consumer. There are websites out there that will do everything for you. You just
log onto their site and start to compare prices. The best comparison websites will let you switch
there and then, they won't need you to make lengthy phone calls, or contact the supplier on
One you have switched over, make sure that you haven't been charged a cancellation fee, or a
switch over fee. Companies should be competitive and they should allow you to change free of
charge as a reward for using their services over someone else.
Make sure you choose a company that will give you one bill for both your electricity and your
gas, this way, it is convenient for you and easier to keep track of your accounts for who you
have paid. Even if your suppliers of gas and electricity are two different companies, you should
still be able to have one bill. Cheaper Electricity and Gas Online
It is all about convenience and being cost effective for you, so keep that in mind when you want
to switch. It shouldn't be a hard process. You should feel relieved that you are able to reduce
your bills and you have a choice.
If you are thinking about switching, just have a look on some comparison sites and see if there
is anyone cheaper. It is a no obligation process and no one will know that you have done it. You
don't have to put any personal details in until you want to make the switch.