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Old 07-16-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: DeWitt, NY
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Don't know much about the place (I'm pulling 615 W Onondaga as the address), but it's in a... hit or miss area. There are some beautiful buildings over there, a lot of them in some state of disrepair - and some decently kept. Friends lived just up the street from there in an apartment and loved it - a loft in the former 2nd house behind a larger building. The area can also be somewhat loud as home base for Rural Metro ambulance service is very close by - but for a week or two, it may work for you.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Good infor to know-- thanks!
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Thank you for all your help. I picked an apartment

I started looking at utilities. I'm going with Time Warner for internet since Verizon is 1-3mbps for my area. I also looked for gas/electricity. I need a clarification: I can to select my own natural gas and/or electric supplier? I'm only used to having one choice, which is SoCal Edison.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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Thank you for all your help. I picked an apartment

I started looking at utilities. I'm going with Time Warner for internet since Verizon is 1-3mbps for my area. I also looked for gas/electricity. I need a clarification: I can to select my own natural gas and/or electric supplier? I'm only used to having one choice, which is SoCal Edison.
Gas and electric is from National Grid, unless you are in the Solvay area and get their Solvay Electric. https://www1.nationalgridus.com/CorporateHub

Electric Department Official Village of Solvay Website


Or you may be able to use something like this: Ambit Energy | Top Electricity and Gas Provider

ACN Direct Seller Home-Based Business Opportunity, Products & Services
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Congrats on the place! What area did you decide on?

Personally, I would wait a year before switching to a "cost savings" company for electric and gas because you don't know what your usage will be. National Grid does have a budget plan that makes the bills constant throughout the year (so they will be more in the summer and less in the winter), but that would be based on the previous tenant's usage since you haven't moved in yet.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: SENIOR MEMBER
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I started looking at utilities. I looked for gas/electricity. I need a clarification: I can to select my own natural gas and/or electric supplier? I'm only used to having one choice, which is SoCal Edison.
Hello feigenbaum,

As ckhthankgod said, if you live in the Solvay Electric Area then that will be your service provider.

In most/all other areas National Grid is the usual provider.

National Grid owns the electric wires that bring electricity to your home. And National Grid owns the underground pipes that bring natural gas to your home. Because National Grid owns both those delivery systems (Wires & Pipes), National Grid will always send you a bill for electricity being delivered to you over THEIR OWNED wires and a bill for gas being delivered to you over THEIR OWNED pipes. So that is called a systems delivery charge. Then on top of that SYSTEMS DELIVERY charge, are the charges for the AMOUNTS of electricity and gas that you use. You can buy both your electricity & gas supply from National Grid if you want to. (That's what I do). Or you can buy your gas supply from a different separate gas company=but the gas will still come to your home through National Grid pipes. Some of the other gas companies say they have lower prices than National Grid but I don't think the difference is very big or that much lower. So if you buy everything from National Grid, you'll get just one-single-bill. If buy your gas from a different company, then you'll get one bill from National Grid for: using their electric wires to deliver your electricity-for using their pipes to receive your gas-and for the amount of electricity you use. Then you'll get a separate bill from the other gas company for the amount of gas you bought from them. I have never heard that you can/could buy your electricity from another different separate electric company. I find it simplier and easier to just buy everything from National Grid and thereby NOT HAVE 2 separate bills.

grdnrman

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Congrats on the place! What area did you decide on?

Personally, I would wait a year before switching to a "cost savings" company for electric and gas because you don't know what your usage will be. National Grid does have a budget plan that makes the bills constant throughout the year (so they will be more in the summer and less in the winter), but that would be based on the previous tenant's usage since you haven't moved in yet.
I'll be in North Syracuse in Court-Woodlawn.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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Gas and electric is from National Grid, unless you are in the Solvay area and get their Solvay Electric. https://www1.nationalgridus.com/CorporateHub

Electric Department Official Village of Solvay Website


Or you may be able to use something like this: Ambit Energy | Top Electricity and Gas Provider

ACN Direct Seller Home-Based Business Opportunity, Products & Services
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Hello feigenbaum,

As ckhthankgod said, if you live in the Solvay Electric Area then that will be your service provider.

In most/all other areas National Grid is the usual provider.

National Grid owns the electric wires that bring electricity to your home. And National Grid owns the underground pipes that bring natural gas to your home. Because National Grid owns both those delivery systems (Wires & Pipes), National Grid will always send you a bill for electricity being delivered to you over THEIR OWNED wires and a bill for gas being delivered to you over THEIR OWNED pipes. So that is called a systems delivery charge. Then on top of that SYSTEMS DELIVERY charge, are the charges for the AMOUNTS of electricity and gas that you use. You can buy both your electricity & gas supply from National Grid if you want to. (That's what I do). Or you can buy your gas supply from a different separate gas company=but the gas will still come to your home through National Grid pipes. Some of the other gas companies say they have lower prices than National Grid but I don't think the difference is very big or that much lower. So if you buy everything from National Grid, you'll get just one-single-bill. If buy your gas from a different company, then you'll get one bill from National Grid for: using their electric wires to deliver your electricity-for using their pipes to receive your gas-and for the amount of electricity you use. Then you'll get a separate bill from the other gas company for the amount of gas you bought from them. I have never heard that you can/could buy your electricity from another different separate electric company. I find it simplier and easier to just buy everything from National Grid and thereby NOT HAVE 2 separate bills.

grdnrman
Thank you for all the information. I'm all set up now with National Grid. This is what confused me when I looked up service:

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