ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16, 2011 EnergyCruncher.com launches a free online tool at www.energycruncher.com that helps residential and business consumers in Maryland compare electricity prices and save up to an average of 12% or $200 annually on electricity costs. Since energy deregulation in Maryland in 1999, consumers have a choice in electric and natural gas suppliers, as their utility companies (Pepco, BG&E, Delmarva, etc.) are required by law to deliver power from the customer's preferred supplier.
"Most Marylanders don't understand their options in power suppliers," explains Todd Stave, President of EnergyCruncher.com. "Our service lets customers sift through the licensed suppliers available to them and make a smart choice that can save them money on their electricity bill. It's fast and easy and doesn't cost the customer a dime."
Using a different power supplier from the incumbent utility company can often save customers money. However, there is much confusion in the marketplace as new entrants and stalwart monopolies market aggressively with pricing, incentives and refer-a-friend sales programs. EnergyCruncher.com helps customers break through the confusion and take advantage of readily available cost savings on a commodity for which they are probably overpaying.
On the EnergyCruncher.com website, customers enter their zip code, click on their current utility company (Pepco, BG&E, Allegheny, etc.) and view all available energy suppliers, including regular, green electricity and wind power options. Customers then select and sign-up for the best electricity prices based on kilowatt rates, promotional offers, type of energy and contract terms. EnergyCruncher.com enrolls users in their plans of choice and even notifies its customers as contract terms come to an end.
"Switching electricity suppliers is something everyone in Maryland should consider," elaborates Stave. "Consumers still get their bill from the local utility, and the local utility is still responsible for maintaining the power lines and responding to emergencies and customer service issues. The only thing that changes is the cost."
EnergyCruncher.com is an energy broker in the State of Maryland helping residential and business customers realize cost savings on power bills. Committed to the community it serves, EnergyCruncher.com offers fundraising opportunities to local charitable organizations.