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Learning About Energy

Choosing Your Electricity Supplier: Factors You Should Consider

by Henri Brand

When you move to a new area, there are a myriad of factors and decisions that you need to consider. One of the most important is choosing between the different electricity suppliers that may service your new area. Electricity is, of course, a necessary commodity that you cannot do without in your new home. However, this does not mean that you will need to settle for the first company that comes along when there are multiple options to choose from. Get to know some of the factors that you should consider when choosing your electricity supplier for your new home so that you can be sure to make the best choice for yourself and your new home.

Fixed Versus Variable Rates

Electricity suppliers offer a variety of payment options for their customers. Some offer fixed monthly payments based on the average electricity usage for a home in the area they serve. This is an option that you may want to consider simply because a fixed rate will help you to better budget for your bills every month and will give you the consistency that you need and want, especially when you have just moved into a new home.

However, fixed rates do have their drawbacks. Now matter how much electricity you use in any given month, you will be paying the same amount. So, if you scale back and do not use a great deal of electricity in any given month, you will not see the benefits of a lower bill. This does not provide incentive for energy conservation.

Variable rates, of course, can be set so that you "pay as you go" so to speak. You will pay for the electricity you used during the month and your bill will likely never be exactly the same from month to month.

Choosing Your Energy Source

Different suppliers of electricity within an area often source the energy they use from different resources. Traditional electricity is the most environmentally taxing and is also the most common form of electricity among suppliers. The traditional generation of electricity comes from the burning of fossil fuels like coal or oil and is not renewable. This means that new fuels must be harvested so that they can be burned and electricity generated.

On the other hand, there are renewable energy sources that some electricity suppliers do put to use. These renewable sources include solar power, wind power, hydro power (water-generated energy), and geo-thermal energy. Some electricity suppliers rely only in part on these renewable sources and others make them their sole or primary energy source. Get to know the differences in the energy suppliers in your area and choose the one with the energy source you can best get behind and support.

Now that you know a few of the factors to consider when choosing an energy supplier, you can better make your decision and ensure that you get an electricity supplier that is the best fit for you.