It’s true. There are good surprises and there are bad surprises. The good kind can leave a smile on your face for days. The bad kind? Well, they have a tendency to take the wind right out of your sails.
When it comes to running your business, you’d most likely prefer to avoid surprises all together. Granted, occasionally the good kind come along—discovering that you’re under budget instead of over budget, for example. Unfortunately, more often than not it’s the other way around. That’s why so many business leaders work tirelessly to plan, plan, plan. It’s much better to be prepared and rarely caught off-guard than to be constantly surprised.
Ideally, every part of your overhead would be planned, budgeted and contracted well in advance so you could know exactly what your expenses will be. That’s one way of avoiding unpleasant surprises. Commercial electricity, however, can be a tough thing to plan.
Here’s why: the commercial electricity market is complex, affected by a wide variety of factors. Weather, heat rates, regulatory changes, taxes, tariffs, time of year, market-wide demand and even politics can push the price of business electricity up or down. Because one or more of these factors is always changing, the market is constantly in flux. Minute to minute, business electricity rates are always on the move.
As a result, the timing of when you contract is pivotal. The difference of a few days or even, in some cases, a few hours, can impact the rates available to you. Finding the best possible option for your commercial electricity needs is a combination of identifying the product that fits you best and zeroing in on the best time for you to sign.
Said another way, the only way to compare electricity rates effectively is to take into account a lot of information and then recognize the best time to act on it. Sometimes business owners try to do this on their own. Sometimes, they even nail it, contracting a nice, low business electricity rates. But just as often they end up with one of those not-so-nice surprises.
It’s no fun to discover you’re paying more for something than you should be.
But there is a way to avoid that kind of surprise. Instead of going at it on your own, you can elect to work with the experts at Live Energy. We’re a commercial electricity broker. In short, it’s our job to follow the market, watching each peak and dip like a hawk. We’ve been doing that long enough that we’ve gained the kind of expertise that comes only with experience. We’ve learned how to see the trends the market is taking, even as it continues to move. Using our experience, we help our clients dodge unpleasant surprises and consistently help them find the lowest commercial electricity rates available.
For more than 10 years, we’ve worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our clients have come to trust us because we deliver on our promise to save them time and money. We’d like to work with you, too. Please give us a call at 888-341-9155.
No surprise is a good surprise when it comes to your commercial electricity plan.