Questions to Ask When Shopping for an Electricity Provider

Questions to Ask When Shopping for an Electricity Provider

Choosing an energy provider can be a daunting task. Whether you’re looking for a Texas electricity provider for the first time or reevaluating your current provider, there are many factors to consider before you sign on the dotted line.

To make sure you find the right electricity provider for your home, make sure you’re asking potential electricity companies the right questions.

Want to know how to get the best price and service from your electricity provider? Here are four questions to ask:

How much will it cost me to make the switch?
If you currently have an electricity provider, it may cost you to switch. Some companies charge you outrageous fees for canceling your contract early. If you move or decide that the energy provider isn’t right for you, this can be an issue. Look for a provider with reasonable cancellation fees. Also, look for how much it will cost you to make the initial switch. Avoid companies that charge unnecessary fees to new customers, such as account setup fees.

Is my information safe?
We’ve all read the headlines regarding hacking and credit card fraud. Before you hand over your account information, make sure you’re comfortable with the company’s security system and ask what measures are in place to protect your information.

What price will you pay per kilowatt hour?
Is the price fixed or variable? Are there minimum usage fees? Each provider charges differently, and not every provider is upfront about their price structure. Try to avoid minimum usage fees, particularly if you use little energy or have a small home. Look at your previous energy bills to compare the price per kilowatt hour.

Is there an introductory rate?
Many companies offer an attractive introductory rate, but quickly raise rates once the introductory period is over. Before locking yourself into a contract, ensure you know what your long-term rate will be.

Volterra Energy is offering $50 off to every new customer with no hidden fees and a low, fixed rate year-round. Make the switch to Volterra Energy today, and we’ll also give $50 to one of our partner charities!