Finding good energy rates in Houston used to be a real pain in the you know what until they deregulated the market several years ago. I didn’t care too much when it came to paying for energy for my home, but I run a small chain of liquor stores and I really felt I needed more options there. I got soaked on the costs for years until the deregulation occurred and I then had a host of options. I couldn’t wait to change companies. The monopolistic situation they had going for themselves resulted in lousy service. Competition always fixes that.
But I had to make a wise choice. I couldn’t just go with the cheapest company around. That was certainly a big factor, but it wasn’t the only one. Not by a long shot. I needed to make sure I would pick a company that covered all the bases. A company that would handle payments carefully and provide the best service around. I was willing to pay a bit more to get that type of service, frankly. I didn’t want to have to worry about whether the lights would stay on or whether the register would shut down in the middle of a transaction.
A website helped me to narrow down my options and also to compare and contrast with other businesses in the market. I was actually surprised at how many companies are vying for customers in this area. We’re not in a huge metropolis, but there were more than enough companies eagerly competing for customers. That meant, of course, that I could get a great deal and also negotiate with the company to try and get an even better deal. I’m more than happy with the choice I made and believe that I will be doing business with this company for years to come.