Let's Budget!
Where do you need help budgeting?
Home
Blog NEW
Free Printables NEW
Groceries
Cooking
Cleaning
Laundry
Household Bills
House Expenses
Health & Beauty
Holidays
Crafts
Knitting Patterns
Playtime
Homeschool
Education
Pregnancy
Home Decor
Pets
Partytime
Entertainment
Fashion
Freezer Cooking
Freezer Recipes

Make your own Mix
Cookies | Soups | Drinks

Make Cleaners
Slow Cooker Recipes
Crock Pot Cooking
Stir Fry Recipes
Microwave Recipes
Container Gardening
Cars & Vehicles
Home Repair
Budget Travel
Parenting
Crafty Recipes
Beauty & Bath Recipes
Just for Moms!
Romance Recipes
Kid-friendly Recipes
Pet Treat Recipes
Dog Care Recipes
Fundraising
Coupons
Custom Search

 



Have you shopped around for electric companies?

Most people are very conmplacent when it comes to their electric company - we often use the same one by default - it was the same company your parents used, your partner already used them when you moved in together or you had to pay a less expensive connection fee when you rented a place because the previous tenant used them.

But the big problem with this is that you could be paying significantly more for your electricity costs, especially in the winter months if you use electric heat.

First, find out if there is another electric company option in your area. Poll your friends and family and ask what company they use and why.

Next, find out the options in your area. WhiteFences.com has a tool that shows the different company and what the price per kWh is in your area... that is price per kilowatt. If you have your last electric bill, you can use it to calculate the actual price your bill would be by various companies.

Phone your options. Many will waive connection fees if you ask, because they want you as a customer. If you don't ask, they won't offer, so always ask what the best deal they could do for you is.

Once a year, it is good to double check the prices to see what has fluctuated in your area. All kinds of events can cause changes in your rate, so what is cheapest now might not be 2 years from now.

 



MomsBudget Blog

 

 
2001-2012 MomsBudget.com Budget Help for Moms!