At PointClickSwitch, we keep track of the lowest rates offered by all suppliers in your area. Just snap a photo of your energy bill, and send it to us along with answering a few simple questions, and we’ll do the rest. Last year, Maryland customers saved an average of $150 on energy. Find out how much you could save.
Energy is deregulated in Maryland, and consumers can choose from a variety of utilities: Washington Gas, Potomac Edison, Delmarva, BGE or PEPCO. Select from the options below to learn more about each Maryland energy utility:
Maryland is one of the original 13 states, and was named for Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I. Despite being the 9th smallest state in terms of geographic size, it boasts a number of different terrains and landscapes. Located in the center of the Eastern Shore, the Chesapeake Bay area is low-lying with extensive wetlands; Baltimore is a busy metropolitan city (ranked #30 of the most highly populated US cities), and the western portion of the state contains open land reaching to the Appalachian foothills. The state’s northern border with Pennsylvania is the famous Mason-Dixon line.
Maryland has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Due to the its great diversity of landscape, there are two distinct climates within the state. The western portion of the state has a continental climate, characterized by relatively dry cold winters and hot summers. Average temperatures in this portion of the state are 28℉ in January and 65℉ in July.
Meanwhile, the eastern portion of the state, including the Chesapeake Bay area and Baltimore, has a humid subtropical climate, with generally temperature winters and hot, humid summers. Average temperatures are 35℉ in January and 75℉ in July often with nearly 100% humidity. What’s more, the National Climatic Data Center has confirmed what most Marylanders already know – Maryland is getting warmer (see chart at right from the National Climatic Data Center).
Despite its overall temperate climate, Maryland is prone to late summer rain storms from passing hurricanes, and has had its share of bad weather over the years. Here are examples of some extreme temperatures and storms:
Savvy Maryland consumers look for ways to save on heating costs in the winter. The state’s humid summers make air conditioning a necessity, so it can be especially important for consumers to save on electricity during the summer months. Energy is deregulated in Maryland, which means that residential and business consumers may select a supplier other than their utility’s default option to provide their electricity and natural gas. At PointClickSwitch, we publish unbiased rate information for Maryland energy suppliers, including some preferential rates that may not be available on suppliers’ websites. Once you select a supplier and provide your current account information, we’ll do the rest. The switch is seamless, and there will be no loss of service.