FAQ: What if Comed is the cheapest?

Comed’s electric rates have recently gone down in Illinois prompting the question: what if my cheapest option is the “default” option? In Illinois, if you don’t proactively choose a retail electric provider you auto-default to Comed. This is different from Texas where you must choose a retail electric provider.  Diagram.

For Customers Who Want the Cheapest Electric: There are times when Comed offers a competitive rate, but even when their prices go down, there are typically still a handful of cheaper rates or incentives packages that we can switch our customers into. While the savings might, for a limited time, become smaller they’re still savings. And when prices begin to swing back up – you’ll rest easy knowing that you’re still getting the cheapest.

The Green Answer: Many of our Illinois customers utilize our service to ensure they’re always getting the cheapest 100% renewable electricity. Typically the cost is the same or just slightly more, as outlined in this past blog post. Since we are constantly monitoring and switching our customers into the cheapest rates, our customers often get to take advantage of cash back and gift card incentives from their electric providers as well.

FAQ: Can I change power companies?

We get this question more often from Illinois customers, rather than Texas. Both Illinois and Texas are deregulated energy states. That means that people can choose which “retailer” they purchase their energy from. The difference between Illinois and Texas is that Illinois has a “default” retailer which is the well-known utility, Comed. All Texans have to choose an electric retailer in order to obtain their power.

So, the simple answer is: YES.  change-cycle

However, once you’ve signed up with Energy Simply, you won’t ever have to worry about changing power companies again. It can be a hassle to navigate the hundreds of companies and thousands of plans to figure out which one is right for you. That is why Energy Simply monitors the markets and takes care of the switching – saving our customers hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

For answers to more of your questions, click on the FAQ category, located on the right hand side of this blog.

Energy Simply Offers Commercial Service

Energy Simply has expanded its services to include small business clients who stand to save thousands of dollars in electric costs.

1107_small-business_650x455Building on its successful residential business model, Energy Simply is offering competitive commercial electric advising services for small businesses in Texas. Small business owners, eager to put more money into their business instead of their electric bills, have quickly jumped on the bandwagon. Strong potential clients include retail, office, restaurant, coffee shops, bakeries – any small business that could benefit from cost savings.

Interested parties can sign up for their free consultation by calling 1-844-586-9850, or emailing jordan@energysimp.ly.

Energy Simply Announces Aggressive New Referral Program

At Energy Simply we love our customers – and it appears they love us! We’ve been growing at a steady clip because our service is all about conveniently saving money – we take care of choosing the best electric plan and switching energy companies for you so you’ll always be in the cheapest or cheapest renewable plan.

chain of peopleThe less obvious part, which we have come to learn, is that the majority of our growth is due to customer referrals! Our customers love us so much they are encouraging their friends and family to sign up with us.  We don’t want to be free-riders on that love, so as a way to say THANK YOU we are offering $10 for every signed up customer referred to us. There’s no limit either, we will pay $10, $50 or $500 – we will be happy to encourage people to spread the word about our company.

Even If you don’t live in Illinois or Texas, you can still go to our referral program page to sign up to refer people you know who do live there. Once they’re signed up, we’ll process payment and put it in the mail. And…Thanks!

Obligatory Earth Day Post

Too cynical? Probably, but if you’re like me you’re probably a little tired of every company using Earth Day as a way to sell its wares. Well, today we aren’t buying into the hype. We make good decisions every day to promote Earth’s health and environmentalism, and our company is working – one household at a time – to try and get more people using renewably produced electricity.

Here’s an article from Inhabitat writer Jill Fehrenbacher about the top 5 worst Earth Day Gimmicks. It’s a fun read, and a good reminder that our actions every day are what count. It’s a good reason to think about what habitual changes you can make to protect the health of the planet. Might we suggest choosing 100% renewable electric? There’s a good chance it won’t even cost more than traditional. Happy Earth Day!

7 Simple Things You Should Know About Your Electricity

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The Times Record News of Wichita Falls has sponsored content up featuring some very useful tips on how to save on your electricity. The first couple are perhaps the most important:

1. You pay too much. A lot too much.
If you live in Wichita Falls, you’re likely paying anywhere from 8 cents to 10 cents or more per kilowatt hour (kWh). The best rates right now are between 5 and 7 cents per kWh. Average savings: $50 or more per month. That’s a lot of Pat’s burgers, Wichita Falls!

2. Your power company bets you’re lazy.
If you are inattentive – and who enjoys reading utility statements? – you are an easy mark. Use more energy than your plan allows? Pay more. Use less energy than your plan specifies in the fine print? Pay more. On a variable plan and summer arrives early? Pay more. Or, perhaps you jumped on one of the many cut-rate offers out there and have not examined your bill closely since you switched. Typically, the low-ball introductory rate expires. Yup. Pay more.

For the full article, click here…and then click on over to www.EnergySimp.ly to learn how we can take the pain and frustration out of saving money on your electric bill each month!

Wichita Falls, Get $50 per month back on your electric bills.

We’re excited to announce that we’re ramping up our outreach to Wichita Falls, TX. After analysis of retail electric rates across Texas (which, frankly, we are always doing) we recognized that we can save the good people of Wichita Falls significant money on their electricity bills. You’ll hear our outreach on the radio at KCCU 88.7 FM, read about us in the Times Record News and learn about our service with our flyers in your mailbox.

Wichita FallsFor example, many Wichita Falls residents may be paying 8, 9, 10 cents or more per kWh. That is way too much! Many residents might be in a variable rate plan whose rates could skyrocket depending on your energy use. Right now, we can get customers into plans that are between 5 and 7 cents per kWh. That means we can save an average customer $50 or more per month.

Energy Simply is not a Retail Electric Company. We are your ally against the Retail Electric Companies. We are constantly shopping the market for the best rates and then we automatically switch our customers whenever we can save them money. We take the worry out of selecting an electric plan and save our customers an average of $50/month all for the low subscription price of $5/month. $50 to you, $5 to us…sign up or learn more at www.EnergySimp.ly.

FAQ: Sorting all the electric company offers you receive in the mail

Why am I receiving so many electricity offers in the mail? Should I be switching to one of them if they say they’re the cheapest?

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If you live in Texas or Illinois you will receive lots of offers in the mail from electricity companies claiming to be the greenest or the cheapest. That is because Illinois and Texas have opened up the retail electricity market to competition. If you’re one of our customers there’s a good chance you’ll get lots of mail from these companies because they will recognize that you’re shopping the market (or, more accurately, that we are shopping the market for you).

Here’s the thing – a lot of those offers come with pitfalls. Perhaps they are offering a low introductory rate, or perhaps they have a variable rate and they’re counting on you being too busy to pay attention when it skyrockets. Either way, there is no electric company in existence who’s bottom line is your top priority!

We welcome your questions when you receive these offers. After all, our top priority is your bottom line! Our business model is based on saving you the most money on your electric. We are happy to provide free advice on the offers – or, if you just don’t want to worry about it you can sign up for our service and we will take care of it for you. From monitoring the market, to identifying and getting you into the best plan to switching you when we can save you even more – we take the hassle and uncertainty out of buying electricity for your home.

 

Gift Energy Simply: Get Energy Simply

The clock is ticking for those last minute gifts. Might we make a suggestion? How about a 6 or 12 month subscription to Energy Simply? At $5/month it is an affordable gift which we are sure your friends and family will love for two reasons:

  1. They won’t have to worry about choosing an electricity provider for the subscription term. Energy Simply shops the market and uses their usage to find them the best price at all times.
  2. They will see savings on their electricity bills! Your gift is worth far more than the subscription fee because our customers save an average of $50/month!

As a special incentive, we’ll throw in a 3 month free subscription for YOU when you give Energy Simply as a gift.

Simply call 1-844-586-9850 or email jordan@energysimp.ly to place your order and we will email a notification and ship the recipient a gift certificate for the subscription amount desired. Thanks!

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Don’t be a Turkey: Stop paying too much for Electric

The electric companies love you. Every month they can count on you to not review your bill, check for competitive pricing and they are taking that to the bank! You’ve helped pay for a lot of lavish Thanksgiving feasts for energy executives today.

It’s Thanksgiving, so don’t be a Turkey – compare prices on your turkeyelectricity. Perhaps you’ll even find that you can get 100% renewable electricity for cheaper than traditional, dirty electric. If you don’t have the time to shop the electric markets let us do it for you. For $5 a month we’re saving our customers $10, $25 – many as much as $50 every month!

And, because we are thankful for our customers we have incentives to help you sign your friends up such as a free Nest thermostat. Loosen that belt after dinner, grab your electricity bill and sign up to start saving.