Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Our July NFP Of the Month: The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation!

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The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation inspires people to practice kindness and to pass it on to others. This organization provides free educational and community ideas, as well as guidance and other resources to kindness participants through their website. They are a not for profit organization that does not accept donations.

Joining is free for anyone who is committed to leading their lives with kindness, check out how to get involved here

We are proud to be RAKtivists and to announce that the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is WE’s Not for Profit for the Month of July!

 

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Top 5 Myths About Using an Energy Service Provider

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  1. Your quality of service will change.
    1. Myth! Your current Utility provider, such as Con Edison, is still responsible for maintaining the grid and the delivery of energy to your home or business. Thus, this is simply a billing reduction with the same services you currently have. The only difference you will see on your bill is the savings!
  2. You will experience service interruptions during the switch.
    1. Fooled Again! Your services will not be interrupted during this change. This is a billing related change, thus the services are unaffected. The ESCO we choose together will work with your utility on your behalf for a seamless transition.
  3. There are hidden charges.
    1. No! WAVE Energy will break out and explain each part of your utility bill before and after the energy supply cost is improved.  There are no hidden fees associated with this and no upfront costs. Your current Utility provider, charges an additional fee (Merchant Function Charge) for the supply of your energy in addition to the cost for usage. By choosing an energy provider you are not only changing your supply rate, the Merchant Function Charge is eliminated from your bill.  The only thing that changes is lower energy bills. If you want to see where this supply charge is on your energy bill, check out an example here.
  4. You are stuck with no one to call if there is a maintenance or service issue.
    1. False! If you experience any service issues, you would still call your current utility company as they are responsible for maintaining your services regardless of where the supply is comes from.
  5. Isn’t deregulation is bad for energy costs?
    1. Hmm, that’s a great question! There has been a lot of speculation surrounding ESCOs and the energy market, especially with Congress mandating that all 50 states to be deregulated by the end of 2015. With this, residences and businesses will have more energy options to fit their needs, save money, and de-monopolize the industry. However, choosing an ESCO is not required and consumers who do not choose their own supplier will pay the utiility company’s service rates and service charges related to the procurement of supply. Most clients who choose their supplier through WE save 8-12% on their energy bills over the course of their contract.

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Happy Independence Day!

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July 4th has been designated a national holiday to commemorate the great event, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, that led to the founding of our nation, The United States of America.  As we celebrate our freedom this weekend, let us also remember to salute and thank all of those who have fought for that freedom and who have worked towards the betterment of our country over these past 239 years.  Our nation has evolved, our laws have changed, but one thing remains constant, and that is… “We hold these truths to be evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

 

Have a great 4th of July!  Let’s proudly celebrate!