Buy energy for the holidays

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From Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

In the past I have written about procuring energy contracts and the benefit they bring to the bottom line. De-regulated energy markets are showing a significant cost savings in recent years, and the fourth quarter of 2011 is no different. 

The natural gas market is also at historic lows which makes contracts very attractive. For anyone currently shopping, these deals are better than anything you’ll find on Black Friday.

Why else should an energy consumer be happy right now? Feel the temperature. It’s unseasonably warm for mid-December. Short of a quick snowstorm, it’s been a downright balmy fall.

For a time of year that is typically taxing on both commercial and residential budgets, we’ve been lucky to avoid the spike in heating costs for the time being. We can all appreciate a few month lag before those massive utility costs return. And you know they will.

-Tim

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