Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Reward Yourself This Holiday Season!

December and the holidays is the giving season. IDT Energy wants to remind you of all the great opportunities for our customers and we give back to our favorite people - YOU!

IDT Energy Rewards
IDT Energy customers can register online at www.IDTEnergyRewards.com today to start earning valuable reward points on every kWh of electricity and therm of natural gas we supply. Then redeem these points for popular retailer gift cards, electronics, appliances, jewelry, sporting goods and so much more! Save them up for next holiday season or treat yourself, but put your energy supply bill to work for you!

IDT Energy Refer-A-Friend
Take advantage of the holiday get togethers and parties to tell your family and friends about IDT Energy, and earn some extra spending money! Every customer that you refer, and stays active with us for 3 billing cycles, we will reward you with $25. If your friend/family signs up with both electric and natural gas supply we'll send you a check for $50. Make this holiday season work for you! Check out the details at www.IDTEnergyFriends.com

IDT Energy Home Services
Home is where the heart is. We understand the need to make sure your home and everything in it is protected. We are teaming up with the best home protection companies in the business to offer our customers home warranty plans at a discounted price. Find out more at www.IDTEnergyHomeServices.com.

LifeLock Discount
With all of the recent credit card hacks and trouble with personal security, you are probably concerned. IDT Energy has teamed up with LIfeLock, Inc to provide our customers with a free trial and discount on their services. LifeLock is the leader in identity theft protection. They work relentlessly to protect their members from identity theft so they can live freely with confidence in an always-connected world.  Take advantage today!

Of course our work is not done! Stay tuned as we have some exciting new programs and discounts for our customers coming in 2015!

Saving Energy in the Winter Can be Easier, and Cheaper, Than You Think

New York in Winter:Photo by  GK tramrunner
Of course you would like to save energy and money this winter, but the budget for installing new energy efficient windows or insulating the attic, is just not there. Don’t worry. Here are some free and easy ways to save on your energy bill this winter. Perhaps with the money you save heating your home this winter you can afford the more expensive energy savings ideas for next winter.

1. Let the sun heat your house. When the sun is shining, even during the winter, those powerful rays can warm the inside of your home. Give it a try. Don’t forget to close the drapes when the sun goes down to keep all that nice warm air inside where it belongs.

2. A little smart room design can help save energy. Place the furniture closer to interior walls. Family members will feel much warmer if they are not sitting adjacent to outer walls or drafty windows.

3. Fireplaces can be a real waste of energy. When in use much of the warmed air just goes right up and out the chimney. When not in use be sure to keep the damper completely shut. Before closing the damper make 100 percent certain there are no smoldering embers left. If you do decide to stop using your fireplace entirely, block off the chimney with a bit of rigid insulation which fits tightly into the space. Dampers simply do not completely shut off air leakage.

4. Check around the house for places you can save energy. Are the lights on in empty rooms? Is your spare fridge in the basement not really needed? Then unplug it. After they do their job turn off kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans.

5. Speed up shower time.  Heating water for showers accounts for about 67 percent of your water heating bill. Reducing the amount of water you use in the shower can be a huge money saver.

6. Use appliances in a more efficient way. Don’t run the dishwasher until it’s full. Don’t do a load of wash unless it’s also full. Most laundry can be successfully washed in cold water. Only use the hot water cycle when absolutely necessary. Always take out the lint when loading up the dryer. Use the automatic setting to shut off the dryer when it senses the clothes are dry.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

IDT Energy SmartBudget Program is Expanding!

IDT Energy is excited to announce that we are expanding our SmartBudget program into three new utility territories! In Pennsylvania we have added PennPower and PECO to the line up which now includes all of the electric utilities that we cover in PA. And we have added our first utility to New Jersey: PSEG!

What does this mean for our customers?
The SmartBudget rate guarantees your electric supply rate for 12 months. That means there are NO rate spikes or surprises.

Am I locked in to a contract for a year?
NO. There are no long-term commitments or termination fees. Unlike other fixed rate options with contracts and termination fees, IDT Energy allows you to cancel without penalty.

Is there an enrollment fee?
Just like our variable, SmartFlex rate there are no enrollments fees, up-front costs or deposits.

What is the rate for my utility?
Check out the rate available in your area here!

I looked at my utility and only the SmartFlex rate was offered.
We are working to add more utilities to the SmartBudget program. Take advantage of the flexibility that the SmartFlex offers plus all of the added benefits that IDT Energy offers all of it's customers.

I signed up for IDT Energy - can I take advantage of the added benefits?
Yes! Signup for the IDT Energy Rewards Program and earn points to redeem for all different things including games and gift cards! PLUS IDT Energy offers discounts on home warranty and LifeLock. Our energy experts are working diligently to add more partner programs that offer more discounts and added value to our customers.