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Affordable Home Energy

As one of the leading energy suppliers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, Shipley Energy can keep your home’s heating and cooling system working properly throughout the year. Our wide range of residential energy services includes an affordable Home Comfort Protection Plan that ensures prompt, around-the-clock repair service. Our trained technicians will come to your home and get your system up and running again in no time.

We make switching your service to Shipley Energy easy.

Each Shipley Energy service offers flexible residential energy options and opportunities to save money on your home energy bills. Plus, the dedicated, responsive service you won’t find anywhere else.

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Home Energy

There are plenty of choices when it comes to heating or cooling your home. Whether your residential energy method is natural gas, oil, propane, or electricity, Shipley Energy can help you find the best option for your home. We’ve partnered with all of the leading Pennsylvania and Maryland energy suppliers of natural gas and electricity, and we’re also one of the top providers of propane and oil. We’ll help you explore the various energy pricing programs available so you can choose the one that makes the most sense based on your usage and budget requirements.

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Home Service

In addition to being one of the leading Pennsylvania energy suppliers, Shipley Energy offers quick and friendly service when your home heating or cooling system breaks down. Our certified heating and cooling technicians are familiar with every type of HVAC system on the market. No matter what type of system you have in your home, we can handle your major or minor repair job. We can also perform timely preventive maintenance that can stop a breakdown from occurring and help you avoid an expensive repair bill.

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Flexible Pricing for Your Home Energy Needs

Energy rates can be difficult to understand — and with the way they can fluctuate from one season to the next, choosing the best payment plan be a challenge. The resources of a world-class energy company, combined with the commitment to customer satisfaction from a local service provider makes Shipley Energy the ideal partner for anyone looking to save on residential energy rates in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. We leverage our position as an industry leader by offering flexible pricing options for all your home energy needs.

We can help you select the best pricing plan based on your home energy source, whether that means choosing a fixed price to lock in your energy rates for a year, or variable pricing structure that allows you to take advantage of changing market conditions. We also offer several flexible payment options for heating oil and propane, including our EZ Payment Plan that enables you to balance your payments throughout the year.

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Equipment & Installation

An improperly installed home heating or cooling system will not provide the comfort you need — and it could even pose a safety hazard to your family. Our NATE-certified technicians can perform a safe installation of everything from air conditioning units and heating oil tanks to heat pumps and electrical power generators. If you’re concerned about the quality of the air inside your home, we sell and install a wide variety air quality equipment such as ventilation control systems and air filtration units.

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Over 90 Years of Experience

For more than 90 years, Shipley Energy has been a partner to homes and businesses throughout Pennsylvania. In addition to our affordable home energy services and pricing plans, we also offer installation of new HVAC appliances, maintenance repairs, protection plans, and many other home service offerings, and our customer care team is always available to answer your questions or respond to emergencies.

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Discover why so many Pennsylvania and Maryland homeowners continue to choose Shipley Energy as their residential energy supplier. Contact us for more information about our energy rates and home services today.

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Fixed vs. Variable Rate Plans — Pros and Cons

Energy deregulation has created more options than ever before for homeowners in PA, OH, and MD. Though energy offers come in different plans with slightly different pricing, length, and other specifics, generally speaking, all fall into one of two categories: fixed rate or variable. With a fixed rate plan, you lock into a price for a set period, whereas variable pricing is subject to change on a month-to-month basis.

Every home and every homeowner is different — what appeals to one customer about one type of plan may be a negative for another. That said, there are reasons to consider both fixed and variable rate structures:

  • Fixed plans save you uncertainty and make budgeting easier. With a fixed rate plan, you pay the same per unit rate every month. While you still pay for the electricity you use, the amount your utility company charges you per unit of energy stays the same for the duration of the contract. This means you don't pay a penalty when you run additional appliances during periods of high demand – like your air conditioning in the summer. It also means that budgeting for your energy needs each month is simpler, as there is less possibility of an unpleasant surprise when market prices spike and your bill rises accordingly.
  • Variable plans can have higher potential savings. With a variable rate plan, you enjoy more freedom over your utility bill. Variable plans are great for anyone who tracks energy prices and is conscientious about restricting appliance use when rates are at their highest. With a variable plan, you can potentially have low bills when rates drop lower than expected.

With each of these positives comes a downside, however. Fixed rate plans call you to lock into a rate for a certain period of time. Conversely, variable rate plans leave you at the mercy of the unpredictable energy market — when prices spike, your bill will rise with them.

Either type of plan is a good choice, but you should do your research and work with a partner you trust. There are many resources available online for comparing energy supply rates — Shipley Energy can help you check pricing by using your ZIP code and comparing plans based on a variety of criteria. Use the form on the top of this page to get started.

Energy Deregulation in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland

To understand energy supplier rates in PA, OH, and MD, you need to understand how a deregulated market works. In a deregulated market, three companies are involved in bringing electricity or natural gas to your property:

  • The generation company that produces your electricity or refines your natural gas
  • The energy supplier that buys it
  • The utility company that distributes it to your home

Before deregulation, utility companies also played the role of the supplier, which led to an energy market monopoly. Deregulation has created more choice for consumers, giving them the option of working with a dedicated supplier who can buy in bulk and pass the price opportunities on through different rate structures and incentives.

When you choose an energy supplier in PA, OH, or MD, you aren't taking business away from your utility company — you're specifying how and from whom they buy your electricity or natural gas. If you don't choose an energy supplier, you'll continue to pay the going market rate for the electricity you use.

Regardless of whether or not you specify a supplier, your utility company will continue to handle your billing and any service or emergency needs you have. Selecting a supplier, like Shipley Energy, won't involve any interruption to your service, and it doesn't require purchasing any special equipment. The process is automatic and instant, and there is no need to book an appointment with a technician.

Pennsylvania and Ohio began deregulating their energy markets in 1999, and Maryland followed suit shortly thereafter.

Understanding the Competitive Energy Market

At Shipley Energy, we believe in educating our customers first and helping them make informed decisions about how they heat and power their homes. It's this attitude that has made us a leading and innovative energy supplier since 1929. We've grown considerably over the years and expanded our service offerings as opportunities arose, but one thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to the customers and communities we serve.

Our extensive expertise and highly trained team allow us to provide value-added services other PA, OH, and MD energy suppliers can't. We're also a partner that can provide HVAC service, prime and restart service, emergency assistance, and loyalty rewards, among other exclusive benefits.

In our state's competitive energy market, Shipley Energy has a history of delivering value and an extensive service area. Deregulation created many opportunities for PA's energy suppliers, but it also led to the overnight creation of a volatile, misunderstood market. By choosing a company that has earned the trust of its customers and delivered on its promises for more than 90 years, you can benefit from everything deregulation offers, while keeping risk to a minimum.

Renewable Energy in PA

One added benefit to deregulation is that it has produced options for customers who want to explore renewable energy sources. Shipley Energy is proud to offer renewable electricity for in select market areas. We've partnered with some of the state's leading hydro, wind, and solar producers to provide plans that meet or exceed PA's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) requirements.

Green energy is a major priority for our business going forward — we're working on expanding our coverage area and offering renewable options to more of our customers in the future. If we don't currently provide renewable energy service in your area, check back soon, or contact Shipley Energy directly to learn more about your options.