Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) encouraged consumers to add
electric and natural gas shopping to their Black Friday "To Do" lists, and
offered its "Top Five" list of tips for energy savings and shopping.
winter on our doorstep, now is a good time for consumers to review their
energy bills and explore ways to reduce both usage and costs," said PUC
Chairman Gladys M. Brown. "That includes taking time to shop for their
electric and natural gas supply, both of which can be easily done using PUC
websites from the convenience and comfort of their homes."
Brown encouraged consumers to visit the PUC’s PAPowerSwitch.com and
PAGasSwitch.com websites for detailed information about energy shopping and
current offers from various energy suppliers, and provided a "Top Five" list
of Black Friday tips for consumers, including:
for Energy Offers
Consider Conservation and Energy Efficiency
Monitor Energy Bills
recommends that consumers regularly review their contracts and bills from
electric and natural gas suppliers to be familiar with key factors like
pricing, term length and fees, including monthly fees and cancellation fees.
The PUC also encourages consumers to discuss energy issues with family
members, especially relatives who may be older, may not have Internet access
or may be initially uncomfortable with shopping for alternate electric or
natural gas supply.