PUC Encourages Consumers to Include Electric, Natural Gas Shopping on Black Friday 'To Do' Lists

November 22,2017

The 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.

“With 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.”

Chairman 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:

• Shop for Energy Offers

• Consider Conservation and Energy Efficiency

• Ask for Assistance

• Monitor Energy Bills

• Report Problems

The PUC 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.


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