Many cities throughout the country are beginning to see new pricing structures and options, but most families aren't familiar with other options
Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 6, 2007
For most Americans, spring cleaning their homes is an annual tradition, if not a necessity. While clutter is packed away and winter wear is replaced by spring fashion, it's important for families to also "spring clean" their home services bills to prevent throwing money out the window.
Evaluating your home services, namely cable TV, high-speed Internet access, electricity, natural gas and long distance phone, should be an essential part of your "spring-cleaning" routine. By comparing rate plans of available companies in your area at least once a year, you can end up saving your household hundreds--if not thousands--of dollars a year.
One easy way to review your household service options is to visit WhiteFence, the nation's leading online comparison marketplace for essential home services. In a matter of minutes, families can review nearly all local rates and plans available for home services, including electricity, cable television, Internet service and natural gas, to ensure they're getting the best plans and prices possible.
Free to use, the comparison shopping tools at WhiteFence help families calculate the cost of what they're currently spending as opposed to the potential savings for a variety of home services.
"Many cities throughout the country are beginning to see new pricing structures and options, but most families aren't familiar with other options," said Dan McManus, chief marketing officer at WhiteFence. "It's important to take a few minutes to review all options before making a decision to either continue with your current service plans or make the switch to another provider."
To conduct a household audit this spring, McManus recommends using the following tips:
Research to learn if your state or local area is deregulated, which means you have more options and can potentially enjoy further savings. New companies and providers who are open to competing with large providers are usually more aggressive in their pricing offers.
Review the specials or incentives your current providers are offering. Contact them to find out if there is a loyalty reward for using that provider's services.
Don't be afraid to shop around and switch services. To really "clean house" and save money, compare providers and prices head to head.
For more information about WhiteFence and the tools available online to conduct household audits, please visit http://www.WhiteFence.com.
WhiteFence is the leading one-stop online comparison-shopping marketplace that helps consumers compare and order home services such as electricity, natural gas, phone, cable and satellite TV, high-speed Internet, banking and more. WhiteFence's proprietary transaction engine makes it easy for the more than 20 million U.S. households that move annually, as well as all consumers just looking to switch services, to find the best deals and conveniently set up their home services in minutes. WhiteFence is an Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE) partner company.