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How to Shop & Switch Gas in PA
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The easiest way to compare natural gas rates is to use PA PUC’s price comparison tool. Simply enter the zip code of your home or business address and the tool will generate a list of options in your area.
Find What’s Right for You
Our price-comparison worksheet makes it easy to calculate the cost of natural gas from different suppliers in your area.
How to Compare Gas Suppliers
One of the challenges of selecting a new natural gas company is that the details between different contracts aren’t always direct comparisons. For example, some plans don’t have a minimum contract period while others do. Before you do anything, review your current contract’s disclosure statement to see if there are any penalties or cancellation fees. That will make it easier to compare contract terms.
How to Switch Your Gas Supplier
Now that you ve found the right deal, take a few simple steps to make it official and begin saving.
1. Sign Up With Your New Supplier
Once you’ve determined if there’s a cancellation penalty and have identified the supplier that can provide you with the best offer, sign up for their service.
2. Check Your Mail
When the request has been submitted, your natural gas distribution company (NGDC) will send you a confirmation letter in the mail to verify that they received the request. This letter will include the name of your new supplier and when you can expect the switch to take place.
3. Enjoy Your Savings
When it comes to paying the bills, every little bit helps. Spending some time researching the options and promotions that are available to you can go a long way toward cutting down on the costs of natural gas in your home or business.
Your current natural gas supplier company name will be listed on your utility bill.
After you submit the request to switch (online or over the phone), it takes about three to eight weeks for the change to go into effect. Your meter reading schedule will determine the precise timing.
Natural gas distribution companies (NGDCs) are public utilities that bring natural gas to your home through systems and equipment that they own. Natural gas suppliers (NGSs) are energy companies that purchase the fuel itself and sell it to customers. Both company names will appear on your bill, as they each serve an important role in delivering this energy resource, but they serve different roles in that process.
Switching back to your previous provider is easy. Simply reach out to the utility directly and ask to switch back. They will guide you through the steps.
Why should you consider switching your gas provider? If you do choose a new company, what are you actually switching? Find answers to these questions and more about how natural gas supply works.