Reduce energy costs by shopping around when you can. While you can’t shop for all utility providers, you can now pick and choose providers for one of the most potentially costly utilities in your home – electricity. Thanks to Rhode Island’s deregulation, you can now shop around for energy providers, allowing you to reduce energy costs. And one of the best companies to help you knock down those costs is Direct Energy.
Energy costs are so high in my household. We have a 4 bedroom house and each room needs electricity. With three young kids, they also sometimes forget to close the light, which increases costs even greater. For this reason, we need a good energy company such as Direct Energy to help us out!
*This is a sponsored post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Reduce Energy Costs and Simplify Your Life
Of course, the very best thing about Direct Energy is the savings, but in addition to that, these guys make it easy to monitor energy using and improve your homes functionality. That’s something you don’t normally see from an energy company.
When you sign up for a Direct Energy fixed rate plan, you can save up to 17% versus the prices from National Grid, Rhode Island’s pre-deregulation energy king. Another huge bonus of Direct Energy is that they are an established company. Some of the companies that are out there vying for your energy business are startups, which means they don’t really have the experience and network to help you feel confident about using them. Direct Energy, on the other hand, is one of the largest energy suppliers in North America, with almost 5 million customer relationships.
So how does Direct Energy simplify your life while you reduce energy costs? Their tools! Tools like their online usage insights lets you view and analyze your energy usage, which gives you the information you need to get your energy usage dialed in even further to help reduce energy costs even more. They even offer a Nest Learning Thermostat for residential customers at no extra charge. This thermostat learns your routine and can potentially reduce energy costs on heating by a further 10% to 12% on heating and around 15% on cooling!
Other Cool Direct Energy Perks
So we’ve got savings, and we’ve got simplicity. What else could we ask for? How about points?! Direct Energy is the only energy provider affiliated with Plenti. If you don’t know already, Plenti is a rewards program that spans all sorts of stores, products, and services, allowing you to earn points on everything but the kitchen sink. All on one card. When you sign up for Direct Energy, you’ll reduce energy costs AND earn a minimum of 1,000 points!
In addition to giving us points, Direct Energy gives back. The company is a part of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and they’ve committed $5 million to Texas, Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hosptial in Houstons, Texas. And that’s just one way they’re giving back. So while you reduce energy costs, Direct Energy is reducing the bad stuff in the world. You can learn more about the philanthropic efforts here.
For too long, we’ve been stuck paying whatever the energy provider saw fit to charge us, but no more! Now that Rhode Island has deregulated energy providers, we have a choice, and the best choice is Direct Energy. I’ve already told you why they’re great. All that’s left is to sign up! So start saving!
**Offer valid for new residential customers in the National Grid Rhode Island service area until March 6, 2017.**Savings refers to the current difference (of up to 17%) between Direct Energy’s 8-month fixed price offer of 6.79¢/kWh and National Grid Rhode Island’s current Fixed Rate for Basic Service of 8.179¢/kWh, and does not include any other component of your electricity bill such as delivery or taxes. National Grid Rhode Island’s fixed rate is effective until March 31, 2017 and may change at that time. There may be no savings following that date. Direct Energy’s rate includes energy charges only and excludes delivery/transmission charges, taxes, and all other utility-related charges.*
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.