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Ohio energy FAQs
Yes, natural gas is deregulated in Ohio. You can learn more about natural gas deregulation in our extensive natural gas guide.
That will depend on what you are looking for in a plan and what plans are available near you. For instance, searching the 44256 ZIP code showed fixed plans from Public Power and Constellation. Ohio electricity rates ran from 6.69 cents per kWh to 7.99 per kWh in this ZIP code. One Constellation plan was even green, drawing 100% green energy. If green energy was a priority and you lived in that ZIP code, Constellation would be the best provider for you.
You can lower your energy bill in a few ways. Odds are, you’ve heard of the advice like turning your thermostat as low as you tolerate, buying Energy Star appliances, and sealing the air leaks in your home. However, you can also save by checking the SaveOnEnergy marketplace often to familiarize yourself with what rates are doing currently and throughout the year. That can make picking a plan easier.
Rates can change based on your ZIP code. For instance, under the ZIP code 43081, the current lowest rate is 6.89 cents per kWh through a 12-month fixed plan offered by Public Power. Meanwhile, for the ZIP code 44256, Constellation had the lowest rate at 6.69 cents per kWh through a 36-month fixed-rate plan. It’s important to check by your ZIP code, though for a quick reference, you can also check the rate table above.
The best energy plan can depend on your energy usage, your billing preferences, and even your credit score. For instance, if you don’t want to make a deposit before service begins, you might want to opt for a no-deposit plan. If you like to know how much you’re paying each month and don’t mind paying a little more when energy rates are low, go for a fixed plan. If you don’t mind rate fluctuations as long as you save when rates are at their lowest, go for a variable rate plan. Also, check into green plans in your area if you want to go green.