Energy Buying FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can you do for me that my current supplier can’t? How can you save us money?

A: Suppliers know that when Better Cost Control is getting quotations, the situation is very competitive. They know the deal will get done and they will need to quote the lowest price to win the business. Also, since they don’t need to have their sales team involved, their prices can reflect that savings. Some of the best prices are from companies that you never heard of, since they don’t advertise. Nor do they have a sales force.

Q: I have a contract now, is there any point in my calling you?

A: Yes, there is. We can contract your electricity or natural gas to start at the conclusion of your present contract, regardless of who that contract is with.

Q. My goal is to get the lowest price, won’t I do better going direct?

A: No, you will not. We eliminate the sales cost for these suppliers. In addition, the only way to get the best price is to negotiate the best contract. Contracts are complex and subject to negotiation. Very often what seems to be the lowest price ends up being a high price, because the devil is in the details. We negotiate hundreds of these contracts every year so we know what to look for.

Q: What does it cost for you to help us buy energy?

A: There is no cost for this service. Much like your independent insurance agent helps you find the best price for your home and office insurance, Better Cost Control is compensated by the supplier that you eventually contract with.

Q: How do I know I’ll get a better price from you than from the energy sales rep that calls me?

A: The answer is that Better Cost Control offers you the product that the sales rep is pitching, plus five others, so you’re in control. Our job is to find the best company to provide your energy at the best price and the best terms. We work for you not any particular vendor. We have relationships with the most electricity and natural gas suppliers in our coverage area.

Q: What is your coverage area?

A: We provide our services in all of the deregulated states, with an emphasis on the Northeast and Central states.

Q: Aren’t all energy contracts the same? Isn’t price all that matters?

A: Those contracts are all very different. Very often what you think is the lowest price ends up being a high price, because people don’t understand the detailed terms and conditions. This is why using a broker or advisor is so important.

Q: I don’t have the time and resources to focus on buying energy, how can you help?

A: Everyone needs to do more with less. Chances are your staff is being pulled in lots of different directions. Better Cost Control is an energy expert but we act as an extension of your staff. We do the legwork but keep your staff updated at all times. Better Cost Control minimizes its client’s time commitment for what is a time consuming and complex process through a simplified course of action.

As a licensed energy broker, Better Cost Control can negotiate the best prices for electricity and natural gas. We represent you, our customers. Using our regulatory knowledge and experience, you can be confident of securing the best energy options, regardless of your annual energy budget. For more information, follow the link above or contact us via email or call 800-454-0027 x150.

Q: Can you help me?

A: Probably. We provide our services in all of the deregulated states.

Q: Who is Better Cost Control?

A: Better Cost Control is an independent energy broker and consulting company that assists companies in buying electricity and natural gas supply contracts. We also consult clients in how to reduce their energy consumption.

Your company can use Better Cost Control for just utility procurement. Call us today!