My experience is that right about now is the best time to lock in fixed gas rates for the home - they tend to go up in Nov and Dec. I usually go for a six-month plan, as rates tend to go down again in Spring and Summer. I'm with Georgia Natural Gas, though I keep looking at Walton and others. Called Ga Natural Gas today, and they quoted me .689/therm. I told them that I had a lower offer from Infinity, and they immediately dropped the rate to.589/therm, with a $4.95 monthly fee. My recommendation - always let a gas provider know there are other offers before accepting theirs.