Electric and natural gas home energy prices are on the rise in Pennsylvania.
Many companies began notifying their customers that the cost of electricity will be increasing beginning June 1st for customers who remain with their utility for “default service”, the rate that you are charged if you do not choose a competitive electric supplier.
The state’s Consumer Advocate office is recommending that Pennsylvania residents be careful if they are shopping for an alternative electric supplier … to make sure that they know the product terms, fees, and variability of their energy contract.
The Commonwealth’s Consumer Advocate is also encouraging customers to call their electric and natural gas companies to learn more about company-specific assistance that may be available.
Some utilities have customer assistance programs, budget billing, usage reduction programs and hardships programs run by community organizations.