See How Our Natural Gas Rates Compare
Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio are deregulated energy markets which has created more opportunities for homeowners in these states to make smart, economical choices about their home natural gas use. At Shipley Energy, we have partnered with some of the leading utility companies in the region — including Columbia Gas, BGE, Duke Energy, PECO Energy, and UGI Utilities — to offer affordable natural gas rates that can save you money over the course of the year.
Shipley Energy offers its residential customers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio the choice between market pricing for natural gas or a fixed rate plan that locks in your rate. This allows you to avoid a sudden jump in your utility bill when the cost of gas rises. It doesn’t mean that your bill will be the same each month, but it will ensure that you won’t be hit by seasonal spikes in the per-unit price of natural gas in PA, MD or OH.
Ultimately, the type of plan that’s best for you will be determined by a number of factors, including the time of year when you use the most fuel.
What Deregulation Means for Residential Natural Gas Prices
Homeowners have probably heard a lot about energy deregulation in the past few years, but what does that actually mean? To put it simply, deregulation means you have more say in the way your utility company purchases the fuel that heats your home.
Prior to deregulation, your utility provider — whether it’s Columbia Gas, UGI, PECO, BGE or any of the other utilities in Pennsylvania or Maryland — simply bought your natural gas at market prices. Deregulation allows you to specify which company they buy from, which gives you access to pricing plans that can save you money over the course of the year.
At Shipley Energy, we’re not trying to take over the role your utility provider plays in the delivery and administration of your home’s fuel and energy. Instead, our goal is to use our buying power to offer you a great rate on residential natural gas. And in today’s economy, that’s something we can all agree is a good thing.
We Know Natural Gas Savings
Helping our residential customers in PA, MD and OH save energy and money is something Shipley Energy has been doing for more than 85 years. We do that by offering a variety of flexible natural gas pricing options to let you take control of your home energy costs. The result is savings that make Shipley Energy the region’s smartest natural gas choice.
Switching is Easy!
Unlike other natural gas suppliers, there is no sign-up fee or interruption in service when you switch to Shipley Energy. While we’ll provide your home’s natural gas, your current utility provider will continue to deliver your gas, read your meter and send you a monthly bill.
Lock in your Rate
Our Fixed Price plans help you save in the long run and provides 100% guaranteed fixed pricing. Once you lock in a price, your cost per your usage will remain the same for the duration of your plan, regardless of seasonal market increases or other factors.
Under a Variable Price plan, residential natural gas rates in PA, MD and OH can jump in the winter and summer. While prices for natural gas are more stable than other fossil fuels, these seasonal spikes can still have a noticeable impact on your utility bill — even if you’ve kept your usage low and invested in energy-efficient appliances.
Other factors that affect residential natural gas rates in PA, MD and OH include poor weather, which can impede the production and transportation of gas, and a strong economy. This means increased demand from manufacturing facilities and other commercial users.
For these reasons, there’s value to locking in your rate for a longer term. Contact our York, PA office today to enroll in our fixed pricing program. You can also call our energy advisors to learn more about your options. To help us find which programs you qualify for, please have a recent utility bill handy when you call.
Take control of your energy costs. Shipley Energy offers a variety of pricing options designed to help you save.
Switching Energy Sources?
There are several keys benefits to switching your home’s energy to natural gas. Natural gas is better for the environment than other fossil fuels — compared to coal, it produces 65% less carbon emissions. And compared to heating oil, it’s 25% cleaner. This makes natural gas a great choice for anyone concerned about the environment.
The main benefits of switching energy sources, however, are the cost savings. By far, residential natural gas prices are lower than any other fuel. This is partly because 98% of the gas we use is produced in Canada and the United States. As a result, transportation costs to Pennsylvania and Maryland are low and foreign events have little impact on availability and pricing.
Shipley Energy can help you economically convert your home and start taking advantage of the many benefits of natural gas. Call us at 1-800-839-1849 to learn more about how to switch between oil, propane to natural gas.
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