Automate Your Con Edison Bill Pay in 6 Easy Steps

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Automate Your Con Edison Bill Pay in 6 Easy Steps

Taking a trip to the mailbox to retrieve yet another bill is never fun. That said, we know that we must keep our up to date at all times if we are to have the functional life that we deserve. One of the types of bills that can never be overlooked is a utility bill. Failure to pay this bill on time can result in those utilities being shut off in short order. This is why we want to cover Con Edison bill pay today and show you the number of easy ways you can tackle this bill and get it off of your "to-do" list.

How to Pay This Recurring Bill?

A Con Edison bill is a recurring bill that should show up in your mailbox once a month. You have various options for getting it paid, and you should use the option that makes the most sense for you. The main ways that people pay their Con Edison bill include:

Online bill payIf you have Internet access, all you need to do is set up an online account with Con Edison to start paying your bill via their website.
Payment by check in the mailTake a look at the bill itself for an address to send the payment to, and then make a check out for the bill amount and send it to that address.
Payment at a local vendor that offers this serviceJust provide them with the account details and bill, and they can process the payment.

Paying the bill online is very straightforward. The steps to follow are:

  1. Go to the Con Edison website
  2. Click the signup button
  3. Enter requested information such as your physical address, your e-mail address, etc.
  4. Enter your payment information
  5. Select auto-pay if you would like a recurring payment to come out of your account automatically each month
  6. Submit your first payment

People tend to like to do it this way because they can just set it and forget it. They will have taken their first steps towards getting their utility bill handled in a way that takes it off their mind.

Optionally, one can pay via check in the mail. Paying with a check is a bit slower, but it still gets the job done.

Finally, another option is to go to a local vendor that offers a utility bill pay service. There are often many such services all around you. If you are willing to put in the time to discover them, you can find that they are more available than you might have imagined.

How Do I Lower My Con Edison Bill?

Did you know there are legitimate ways that you can lower your Con Edison bill without having to shut down your power usage standards completely? Yes, using less power overall is a great way to shave some dollars off of the bill, but there are other avenues that one can take as well. DoNotPay offers a service that helps customers negotiate with Con Edison to get a lower bill.

How can DoNotPay convince They use a combination of tactics that have proven effective:

  • Show a comparison of prices from other utility services and threaten to switch
  • Have a firm understanding of the law and how it pertains to utility charges
  • Review bills carefully to ensure that the customer is not being overcharged, to begin with

There are several ways that DoNotPay can help a customer grow a backbone for themselves and stand up to the tactics that might be thrown at them by a giant utility company. There is absolutely no reason to allow a utility company to run all over you and pay more than you are required to for your services.

What Happens if I Miss a Payment?

People have serious questions about what could happen if they miss a payment on their Con Edison bill. We want to walk through the likely steps that would happen next if this event transpires.

  • You may receive a call or notice from Con Edison informing you of a missed payment.
  • You may be charged a late fee on your bill for having paid after the agreed-upon date.
  • After some time, you run the risk of having your utility service cut off. There is generally a grace period of at least two weeks, but this can vary.
  • Con Edison can report this to the credit bureaus if you continue to fail to pay, and your credit score could take a hit.

You must stay on top of your bills, especially for utilities, because of the ramifications of missed payments. You do not want to put yourself in a position where you have to get your utilities turned back on because they were cut off. You also don't want the ding to your credit report, as failure to pay a utility bill can be a significant red flag for any future lenders when they review your report.

Setting up Recurring Check Payments

If you want to set up recurring check payments but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps:

1. Go to the Bill Pay product on DoNotPay.

2. Connect a bank account if you haven't already.

3. Schedule recurring or one-time payments by entering the person you want to address the check to, the payment amount, and their mailing address.

4. Customize the payment with a PDF attachment, image, and memo.

5. Enter your contact information, including email, address, and phone number.

6. Submit your task! DoNotPay will mail the check on your behalf, and make sure it gets sent each recurring period if you set up recurring payments. You can always return to the product to delete or add new payments.

Why Us DoNotPay to Solve Your Con Edison Bill Pay Issues?

There is nothing better than working with a company that advocates on your behalf, and that is what DoNotPay does for you. They are familiar with dealing with utility companies, and this puts them in a position where they can honestly say that they will get these issues resolved for you the vast majority of the time. You can rest a little easier knowing that they can potentially lower your payments and even negotiate with Con Edison if there is ever an issue regarding getting your utilities turned back on.

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