Shopping for the best natural gas price in Cleveland Ohio means you are taking control of your expenses. In this article, we review who the natural gas utility company is in Cleveland and basics of energy choice. You’ll also find the best natural gas rates and plans in Cleveland right now, and the average natural gas bill for your Cleveland area home.
What is the Gas Utility company in Cleveland Ohio?
If you live in Cleveland, the utility company for natural gas is Dominion Energy (Dominion East Ohio Energy).
With deregulation, you can choose your natural gas supplier under the Energy Choice Ohio program. You can choose to stay with Dominion for your natural gas supply. Or you can choose a gas supplier for your Cleveland natural gas. Either way, Dominion Energy is the gas utility to contact in an emergency, and they are the ones that send your bill.
If you stay with Dominion for your natural gas supply, you pay the Standard Choice Offer (SCO). Your price will change monthly, and you have no control over what rate you pay. Or, more likely, you are with the Nopec Cleveland Aggregation program. Yup, you got switched automatically as part of the City of Cleveland’s aggregation.
But if you shop for a gas supplier in the list of gas companies that serve Cleveland, you can get a fixed rate plan that’s lower than the aggregation rate (which is a variable rate).
A fixed rate plan is the best approach for your natural gas service. You’ll pay the same price per unit of gas every month, no matter how much you use. Here are the best fixed rate natural gas prices in Cleveland and surrounding areas.
Best Natural Gas Prices in Cleveland Ohio (Dominion Energy)
|Provider||Plan Name||Term||Rate per MCF|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 8||8||$ 4.39||Details|
|XOOM Energy||SureLock 12||12||$ 4.49||Details|
|XOOM Energy||RescueLock 12||12||$ 4.69||Details|
|Ohio Natural Gas®||Ohio Natural Gas® 12 Month Fixed Plan||12||$ 4.97||Details|
|Ohio Natural Gas®||Ohio Natural Gas® Variable Rate with Discount||1||$ 4.99||Details|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||12||$ 5.09||Details|
|Ohio Natural Gas®||Ohio Natural Gas® 24 Month Fixed Plan||24||$ 5.17||Details|
|Ohio Natural Gas®||Ohio Natural Gas® 18 Month Fixed Plan||18||$ 5.17||Details|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 18||18||$ 5.19||Details|
|Ohio Natural Gas®||Ohio Natural Gas® 12 Month Fixed Plan with Greener Life||12||$ 5.37||Details|
|Energy Harbor||Safe Harbor 12||12||$ 5.39||Details|
|Energy Harbor||Safe Harbor 24||24||$ 5.59||Details|
|Energy Harbor||Safe Harbor 36||36||$ 5.99||Details|
|Santanna Energy Services||Preferred 12 Month||12||$ 5.99||Details|
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How to Find the Best Natural Gas Rates in Cleveland
For most people, the best natural gas plan is the plan that’s the cheapest.
Here’s a step by step of how to find the best (cheapest) natural gas price for your Cleveland home.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to shop for the Cheapest Natural Gas Rates in Cleveland
- Enter Your Zip Code.
You can shop by zip code to find the best natural gas rates in Cleveland Ohio.
- Pick the type of plan
Pick from Fixed Rate, Variable Rate or Introductory Rate. You can also choose plans with added extras like a Nest Thermostat, a gift card or a plan with a donation to charity.
- Compare the rate per MCF.
The rate per MCF is the charge for each unit of gas you use. But you need to look at other things too, like the early termination fee.
- Select Your Plan and Enroll.
Pick the natural gas rate and plan that offers you the best rate per MCF and the lowest early termination fee.
What’s the Average Natural Gas Bill in Cleveland Ohio?
The average natural gas bill in Cleveland Ohio is for 817 MCF per month, based on information compiled by NOPEC.
The price you pay for those units of gas will vary, and depends on picking the best supplier.
Your usage may be higher than that, if you have a larger home. The average monthly natural gas usage assumes the average size home. And according to Homes.com, the average single family home in Cleveland is 1,500 square feet.
And your usage will vary by month — this is just the average amount of gas you’ll use each month. Your usage will be much higher in the winter months than other seasons. That’s because, if you’re like most homes, you use natural gas for heat. In fact, 66% of homes in Ohio use natural gas for heat.
Why You Should Shop for Electricity for Your Cleveland Home
Since winter is the biggest impact on your natural gas bill, let’s talk about the other half of your winter utility bills — electricity.
If you use electricity to heat your home (and 22% of homes in Ohio use electricity for heat) your natural gas bill will stay about the same in the winter, but your power bill will go up substantially.
And even if you heat using natural gas, your central HVAC system uses electricity to blow that hot air out of your furnace and into your home.
Plus, 20% of Ohio homeowners use portable electric heaters to supplement their central heat!
That’s why we recommend that you lock in a fixed rate for your Ohio electricity, in addition to shopping for Ohio natural gas.
You can shop for electricity for your Ohio home by visiting our sister site, ElectricityPlans.com.