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[28 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 83 views]

Its no surprise to people who watch home energy closely that energy prices are likely to rise soon. As quoted from Reuters:

“(Obama) believes that the price of oil and the price of energy is not likely to stay at the level it is now…”
(Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKWAT01085420090126)

Of course, this is interesting on several levels. First of all, I’m not sure about you, but I don’t recall an actual reduction of the rate of my home energy bill. It remains the same, and has remained the same for a while. If anything prices …

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[28 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 38 views]

Its happened to everyone. A few months out of the year, you either slip up and use too much energy, or need to use more energy out of necessity. Winter months in a cold climate, or the summer months in warmer climates are the classic examples.
Budget payments offered by the utility companies give you the flexibility of paying lower energy bills during these months, but you pay the same amount every month for a fixed term – usually 6-10 months or billing cycles.
Budget payments do no save you money. And …

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[26 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 19 views]

A general question that gets asked more often than you think is “because of the recent crappy credit market (and weak economic climate) what will happen to my energy bills? Will they increase?”
The answer, unfortunately, is a sound “I don’t know.” Givent he current market conditions, and weak economic forecast with signs of continued slowdowns, energy prices may continue to actually fall depending on the market volatility. This is welcome news for consumers, as their bills may actually be lower.
However, this is typically not the case. During times of economic …

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[9 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 28 views]

Often times on your utility bill you may see a statement like “switching to a retailer may save you $4.72 a month.”
What does this mean?
Basically, you can buy the utility such as natural gas or electricity direct from the supplier, as you probably do now, or through a retailer.
Sometimes a retail agent may be able to offer you savings due to arrangements with the utility company that makes their rate cheaper. It’s definitely worth looking into.
For more information, you can either consult your bill (there should be more information …