In New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, you can now switch energy suppliers from your utility company to IDT Energy or to another company. This offers consumers more choice in their energy bills and more control. Before switching electricity suppliers, you should ask the potential suppliers a number of questions. Here, we offer some questions for you to use with suppliers such as IDT Energy and others.
First, find out if the supplier is licensed by the Public Utility Commission in your state. Ask them what their price is per kilowatt hour and if it is fixed or if it depends on time of day and usage. Find out what the length of the agreement is and if the prices can change during that time. Is there a cancellation fee or penalty if you decide to switch suppliers and do they offer you choices in the energy sources?
Find out if the supplier has a budget billing plan and if you’ll receive one or two bills each month. Do they offer any type of bonus for signing up with them? Are all taxes included as part of the overall price?
Armed with these questions, you should be able to make an educated decision about your energy supplier and make the right choice for your needs.