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Author: Phil Croskey

If you’re thinking about making a switch to a new energy provider, you may wonder about the reliability of the service. Power outages are inconvenient at best, and can cause serious problems if the time without service is prolonged. Rest assured that switching energy suppliers will not cause a disruption in the delivery of your electricity. At PointClickSwitch, it’s very important to us that you’re fully informed about how to decipher your electric bill and also...

The new year has officially kicked off, making it the perfect time to get your house (and your budget) in order. If you’ve resolved to make an effort to save more money this year, one place start is with your energy costs. Utility bills can take a big chunk out of your disposable income, but learning how to save on energy, you can enjoy significant monthly savings. Energy Savings Checklist Here’s a list of our best suggestions for...

The winter season brings the fun and frolic of the holidays, but also lower temperatures and sometimes inclement weather like ice and snow. We at PointClickSwitch get simply giddy with the approach of winter. We love the snow dusted trees and the promise of sledding or building a snowman! But during this season, it’s important to us that you be as cozy, snug and warm in your home as possible. So, we’re bringing you our favorite...

One of the things we at PointClickSwitch love about fall is the changing of the leaves and how Baltimore’s normally humid weather cools off to a crisp but comfortable temperature range. We also know that fall is a time for preparation for the more intense cold of winter and all of the potential house and energy issues that come along with the drop in temps. Here is a quick home checklist to fold into your busy...

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) customers may be in for a surprise when they check their mailboxes this week. BGE has recently made some big changes to help customers understand and interpret their energy bills and ultimately save on electricity and gas. The new bill is written clearly and uses plain language—relying heavily on graphics, charts and graphs to convey some pretty complex information. Customers may notice that the look and feel of the new bill has...

On October 18, 2016, President Obama issued an official proclamation recognizing Minority Enterprise Development Week. He stated, “Our Nation has always drawn strength from the diversity of our people, and no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from, America is a place where everyone deserves a chance to get ahead. This week, we must continue working to support minority enterprises and all entrepreneurs -- and ensure that by expanding access to...

Lately, we have been receiving many phone calls and emails from our customers asking “Why was my last electric bill from BGE so high? Here are 3 Reasons why last month’s BGE electric bill was higher than normal: 1.       You used more electricity. The largest driver of electricity consumption in the summer is air conditioning. 2.       The weather was hot! August had 14 days that reached 90 degrees and above.  Another six days temperatures topped out at 89 degrees. 3.       You were...

Last week, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker for Operation Hope’s 12-week Entrepreneurial Training Program in Baltimore and the one bit of advice that I shared with the budding Baltimore entrepreneurs was Don’t Quit Your Day Job…at least not yet! One of the biggest mistakes that new entrepreneurs make when starting a business is jumping from their 9-5 to soon to follow their entrepreneurial dreams. Like us, many people began their entrepreneurial path with the proverbial “Side Hustle”...

With a proposed rate hike within the next month for BGE Customers, we want to educate customers on how to compare electricity rates and reduce your bill by shopping for a better supply rate. Our very own Jason Schwartzberg was featured on WBAL-TV 11 news this weekend discussing the change in BGE energy rates and how you can compare electricity rates and save on your utility bill. Click Here to watch the video or read the full story...

As the saying goes “All good things must come to an end” and that is definitely the case when it comes to gasoline prices rising to just below $2 per gallon in the Baltimore Region. However, as gasoline prices begin to slightly creep up, electricity supply prices or the price per kWh are headed downward for residential customers in the BGE Service Area translating to a lower electric bill. For example, BGE’s current Standard Offer Service (SOS)...