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How to Protect Your Small Business This Winter

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Yesterday, we discussed how this winter’s unprecedented El Niño event has impacted U.S. energy prices, consumption and generation.

Now that El Niño heat is believed to have peaked, there is a threat of El Niño-charged winter storms — and the return of the polar vortex — that can directly impact reliability, prices and your business.

Here are a few easy ways you can help protect your small business from potential price spikes this winter. 

1. Switch to an innovative energy provider.  

There's no better time to switch to an energy provider that proactively helps you identify and achieve your energy goals.

Direct Energy Business has a distinct focus on helping make your business better with simple, flexible choices for your electricity and natural gas supply, combined with customized plans that meet your business’s unique needs. And with our online enrollment option, making smart energy choices is easy and clear.

2. Choose an energy plan that works for your business.

We know that prices fluctuate. That's why we offer ChooseAgain, which allows small businesses to select a new electricity or natural gas rate at any time without fees or penalties. As long as you remain a Direct Energy Business customer, you can switch rates at any time, even if our rates drop. 

3. Install a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat – for free.

Direct Energy Business exclusively offers the $249 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat to our small business customers at no cost, at a great fixed rate, and through easy online enrollment. Nest's energy-conserving software has already helped residential customers save up to a 20 percent on their heating and cooling bills. 

You can’t control the weather – but you can control your energy supply bill. To learn how extreme weather events can impact your business, check out our complete infographic

Posted: January 15, 2016