Controlling Your Electricity Bill Budget

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I have been learning about this in the past month and have teamed up with IGS Energy to let me readers know how they can use it to their advantage.

The Issue

There are expenses that you can predict pretty well every month and budget for those expenses. Unfortunately, some expenses aren’t quite so predictable like your electricity bill. It is so annoying how electricity expenses go up and down. And it’s not like you can shop around for your power. If you don’t like where you are grocery shopping, you go to a different grocery store.

The Solution

I did just learn about something pretty cool though. In some states, you can shop around. You can have a choice about where you get your power from. You can use an independent energy supplier and take control of your utility bills. Here’s how it works:

  • If you live in a state with deregulated utilities, you can buy your energy from an independent energy supplier.
  • You still have a utility company, that you can’t choose. The utility company will still deliver electricity and natural gas to you. The utility company still maintains wires, poles,etc.
  • The independent energy supplier delivers the natural gas and electric supply products to the utility company on your behalf though. So you can actually shop around for your electricity! When you use the utility company for supplier and delivery into your home, your bill is in a constant state of flux based on demand and market conditions. An independent energy supplier will allow you to set a fixed rate for a time period for your electricity and gas. Fixed rate = predictable expense for your budgeting purposes!

The largest independent supplier of natural gas and electricity in the country is IGS Energy (#IGSEnergy). IGS Energy has a lot to offer if you are considering switching to an independent energy supplier. They offer natural gas and electric supply products, high quality customer service, green energy products, and flat bill options that give you predictability and control in your monthly budget. If you live in a state where energy choice and deregulation is available and are ready to make the change to using an independent energy supplier, IGS makes it easy to enroll. You can sign up at They also have incredible local home energy consultants who can come to you and answer any questions and get you started.

You can also check out IGS Companies community support.

If you happen to live in one of the states that IGS serves, you should know that this company is committed to caring for and being a positive part of the local communities in which they operate. Through their recent Earth Day campaign, IGS committed to planting 4,000 trees with the Arbor Day Foundation. I love companies who actually care about their impact in the world. For more information visit IGS Energy and see if you can start purchasing your electricity and natural gas from IGS to simplify your expenses and to know your money is going to an amazing company with a heart for giving back. Photo Credits: IGS Energy, Gisela Giardino

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