by Colin Geslin
If you own or manage apartment communities in Texas, you probably know about deregulated electricity. In Texas, residents can choose which utility provider will supply their electricity. When property owners partner with Conservice Energy, a retail electric provider in Texas, they give their residents a chance to participate in ENERGyZE, a unique approach to electricity catered specifically to the multifamily industry. Here are the top five reasons why ENERGyZE is the best option for you and your residents:
1. SIMPLIFIED PROCESS FOR RESIDENTS
Because ENERGyZE and Conservice Energy are partnered under Conservice together, it completely eliminates the need for your residents to go out and shop for a different utility provider to handle their electricity. This means a reduced deposit – or no deposit at all – for your residents, with no credit check required. Plus the electricity is already on at move-in
2. FEWER FEES AND LESS HASSLE
ENERGyZE allows the electricity to always stay in the name of the community. This eliminates pesky move-in, move-out, and connection fees that are often a burden on your budget. This also means fewer fees for your residents, which will make them happier and more satisfied.
3. ONE SIMPLE BILL FOR UTILITIES
If you’re already using Conservice for utility billing, your residents are already receiving a water, sewer, and trash bill from Conservice. With ENERGyZE, electricity charges are added to the bill, making it simple and more convenient for residents because they only have to pay one bill
4. SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
Customer service is critical when you are looking to satisfy your residents and you. You will have the ability to get to know your customer service representative and have their direct line whenever situations arise. In the event that your residents need assistance, they can turn to Conservice for their customer service rather than having to call a utility provider, deal with a complicated automated system, and wait to get an answer. Instead they’ll get customer service the Conservice way, which means access to live representatives and answers when they need them
5. PREPAID ELECTRICITY
Conservice Energy is currently developing a pre-paid electric system where a customer can buy a certain amount of electricity at a time. Like a pre-paid phone plan, this means residents only pay for what they use, and which allows them to stay within their planned utility usage each month. This also gives residents the ability to pay without having a bank account or credit card.