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10 Tips to Save Energy During Winter

For many, wintertime is magical. It’s also the coldest season, and you’re going to want to stay as cozy as you can in the comfort of your home. The good news is that you can keep your home snug and warm this winter season. The thing is, when it’s cold outside we like to turn on the heaters and do whatever we can to keep our home comfortable. Keeping the heaters on all day long and into the night is not exactly efficient energy use. However, by applying some simple techniques, you can be a master in how you promote efficient energy use. Below are cost-free and low-cost tips that can help you see energy savings on your electricity bill, even during the coldest winter evenings.

Let the sunlight shine inside.

The sun is the furnace of the world, and it can bring some warmth into a home. You can open the blinds and draw the curtains on south-facing windows and allow the sun to heat your home naturally. Best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing. You’ll want to remember to close your curtains and blinds at night to reduce the chill from cold windows.

Adjust your thermostat temperature.

You can achieve efficient energy use in the winter by adjusting the temperature on your thermostat. When you’re home, lower it to a comfortable temperature. When you’re asleep or away from home, go ahead and turn your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours and your energy savings can be about 10% a year.

Bundle up indoors.

Wear your winter wardrobe indoors and get all nice and cozy. Get this. The energy savings add up for every degree you lower your thermostat. So, slip on your fuzzy socks, wrap a scarf around your neck, and put on some ultra-soft PJs. Enjoy lower electricity rates and buy more clothes with the money you save!

Switch the blade rotation on your ceiling fans.

Hot air rises to the top. When you reverse your fan’s blades so that they run in a clockwise rotation, it can help push the warmth down.

Upgrade your windows.

Efficient energy use windows are an excellent investment for your home. Sure, it can be costly to install. However, tightly-sealed windows can reduce heat loss and bring substantial energy savings all year long. Plus, they can be considered an upgrade your home, possibly increasing the value of your home.

Replace your old light bulbs with LEDs or CFLs.

Are you still using incandescent light bulbs in your house? Winter is the perfect time to swap them out for LED or CFL bulbs. With shorter days, you’re going to want to keep the lights on longer. Making the switch to LEDs can lead to substantial energy savings. LED bulbs consume 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs, which can lead to lower electricity rates. If you’re one to put up holiday lights, you’ll want to upgrade to LED bulbs. Look for holiday lights that are ENERGY STAR® certified.

Inspect for drafts.

The cold winter air can seep into your home. It can make its way indoors under doors, around windows and through electrical outlets. When there’s a draft, It takes much longer to warm your home. With the installation of weather-stripping and insulation, you can keep that cold winter air outdoors, where it belongs.

Upgrade to a smarter thermostat.

It’s time to invest in a smarter thermostat. This low-cost upgrade can lead to energy savings. With a programmable thermostat, you can lower electricity rates by up to 12%. It’s also going to be a great benefit during the warm spring and summer months coming right up. Plus, you can adjust your home’s temperatures from a smartphone so that you can come home to a comfortable house.

Lay down a rug or mat.

We love hardwood floors. The thing is, during winter, they can feel downright cold. Purchase a beautiful floor rug, and it can help insulate your floors. Plus, a rug or floor mat can also reduce the noise level. Once the warm weather arrives, you can always remove the rug and put it away until next winter.

Turn off the lights!

This simple technique is one that you should practice all year long. There’s always that one person in the house that likes to leave the lights on. You’ll be amazed at the energy savings you can get by just turning off the lights when you don’t need them. You can always leave post-it notes around the home for the people in your household that have a hard time remembering.

 

Efficient energy use is a goal every household should strive for. The little things add up! Consider applying the tips mentioned above for energy savings throughout the year.

Things For Apartment Renters To Consider

Congratulations! You found a great apartment to rent. You did the walk-through with your landlord, and you’re ready to pack and unpack, get situated, turn on the TV and relax. But wait. First, you need to pick an electric service provider so you can turn on the lights, refrigerator and your TV.Texas Electricity Rate Snapshot

The good news is that the electricity rates in Texas are at historic lows, and there are lots of ways to lock in a great deal, no matter what your lease term may be. Lock in one of those excellent residential electricity rates that are being offered by the wide variety of service providers and enjoy your new digs. Below are some tips to consider.

Compare Electricity Plans

Electricity rates will vary by how much energy you consume. Yes, you can manage your electricity use and keep those utility bill surprises to a minimum. We have some tips to help you achieve these goals, and we’ll get to that a little later. First, you’ll want to compare electricity plans. You may have a short-term lease, or maybe you’re only renting a place until you can find a better home to rent. Either way, there are some options you’ll want to consider.

So, what if you plan to end the lease before its time? For instance, you may have locked in a rate for 12 months that’s going to save you money, but there are only 11 months left on your lease. For a situation like this, you’ll want to find a service provider that doesn’t punish you with early termination fees. After all, early termination fees are anywhere from $150 – $250, and I’m sure you’d rather spend that kind of money on something fun.

You can avoid having to pay a fee by choosing the right strategy. Do you go with a variable or fixed rate? Do you want a provider offering a pro-rated early termination fee?

Current variable residential electricity rates are hovering at about 35% higher than a fixed price. Variable rate plans allow electricity rates to change from month to month based on how the market fluctuates. If you choose a variable rate, you’re going to pay a different amount every month.

If you plan to rent an apartment for a year or more, a locked-in rate, or fixed rate, can protect you from fluctuating energy prices because your electricity rates stay at one price for the entire time of the plan. With Texas electric rates so low, this might be a good plan for you.

The next option you have is one that we often recommend: a pro-rated early termination fee. With a pro-rated rate, you can choose a service provider that charges you on the remaining months of your contract. Typically, it’s around $20 per remaining month. Pro-rated is a great option for locking in those low Texas electric rates and keeping it that way. So, if you have to break the lease, you can pay about $20 to break the contract, rather than a much higher charge you might get from other service providers.

Tips to Keep Residential Electricity Rates Low

Texas electric rates are low, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t find ways to conserve energy. Let’s face it: Electricity rates can change quickly. Factor in seasonal temperature changes, such as our hot and humid summers and cold winters, and you’ll see the costs go up and down.

We’ve got some tips you should know to keep your electric bill at a reasonable cost. In fact, you can make the apartment you’re renting more energy efficient, and still enjoy all the things you love to do.

Examine the appliances: How old are the appliances in your rental? Are they energy efficient, green appliances? A simple way to find out is to look for an ENERGY STAR® compliant sticker. Don’t worry, they’re super easy to spot! Of course, you can always ask your landlord to upgrade and replace old, energy-hogging appliances. Also, remember that microwaves are great for reheating food — no need to turn on the stove.

Insulation: Apartment renters that use electricity to heat their home will discover that the heater accounts for about 50% of the power you use. When you’ve got a well-insulated apartment, you can keep the heat indoors. It’s also a great idea to seal up any air drafts coming through windows, doors and outlets.

Unplug unused devices: Sounds simple enough. Have you ever counted how many consumer electric devices you have? Some homes may have up to 40 electrical devices or more, and even when they aren’t turned on, they can keep affecting residential electricity rates. The thing is, many of us don’t think about unplugging our toaster and consumer devices. You can leave post-it notes around your house as a friendly reminder.

LED bulbs: This is an excellent time to replace incandescent light bulbs to LEDs. They can not only help you keep electricity rates low, but ENERGY STAR LEDs can also last up to 15x longer, so you save money that way, too!

January 2019 Texas Electricity Rate Update

January 2019 Texas Electricity Rate Update

2019 is starting with higher electricity rates in Texas. Average available rates on 12 month plans are up over December in all areas of Texas.  The increase is modest for larger homes that use 2000 kWhs.  The largest increase in average available rates for new electricity plans occurred at the 500 kWh usage level.

 

Texas Electricity Rate Index

For example, people who are shopping for electricity for an apartment in Houston will find that the average rate has gone up from 12.1¢/kWh to 12.9¢/kWh for a 12 month plan in the Centerpoint delivery area.  The Centerpoint delivery area includes Houston and surrounding suburbs.  The average 500 kwh rate in the Oncor delivery area (DFW) rose from 10.9¢/kWh in December of last year to 11.6¢/kWh in January of 2019.  Some of the increase in various parts of the state is a result of increases in transmission and distribution utility pass through fees.  Such fees tend to have a larger impact on homes that use less electricity.

 

 Texas Electricity Rate Guide January 2019

Texas Location/Size Average Rate Lowest Rate Cheapest Provider
Houston  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.9¢/kWh 10.9¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Houston  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 11.6¢/kWh 9.6¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Houston  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.2¢/kWh Frontier Energy
Dallas  Apartment (500 kWh) 11.6¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Dallas  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.1¢/kWh 9.0¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Dallas  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.3¢/kWh 8.1¢/kWh Frontier Energy
Lewisville  Apartment (500 kWh) 13.5¢/kWh 12.8¢/kWh Direct Energy
Lewisville  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.9¢/kWh 9.3¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Lewisville  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.8¢/kWh 9.0¢/kWh Frontier Energy
Victoria  Apartment (500 kWh) 13.5¢/kWh 12.6¢/kWh Trieagle
Victoria  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 11.5¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh 4Change Energy
Victoria  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.4¢/kWh 9.7¢/kWh Frontier Energy
Abilene  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.9¢/kWh 11.7¢/kWh Trieagle
Abilene  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.9¢/kWh 9.8¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Abilene  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh 4Change Energy

****IMPORTANT***

The rates listed here are a snapshot as of 1/16/2019.  To see current rates in your city use our real time electricity rate comparison tool at the top of the page.

Rates listed in table are for 12 month plans.  Rates will be different for longer or shorter duration plans.

The good news is that the best available rate at the 2000 kwh usage level is unchanged in nearly every region of the state.  This means that you can still get a good deal by shopping for the cheapest rate.  Frontier Utilities remains the cheapest electric company for large homes in most areas.  In Arlington, for example, the Frontier Beat The Heat 12+ plan is offered at 8.1¢ per kWh.  This is more than a penny better than the next best rate of 9.3¢ per kWh from the 4Change Budget Saver 12 plan.

The Beat The Heat 12+ plan is not a good option for homes that use less electricity.  At the 1000 kWh usage level, the Cirro Smart Value 12 Online plan is the cheapest rate at 9.0¢/kWh in the Oncor region.

 

2019 Electricity Rate Outlook

Continued tight short term capacity margins will keep pressure in electricity rates throughout at least the summer of 2019.   A handful of power plant projects that were expected to begin delivering power to the Texas electricity grid have recently been cancelled or delayed.  This has led to a warning by officials that capacity for the summer of 2019 will be less than ideal.

Capacity concerns going into the summer of 2018 caused electricity providers to raise rates going into the summer to protect themselves.  As it turned out, there was plenty of electricity to meet demand in the summer.   We are likely to see a repeat of those pre-summer rate increases this year.  Consumers should take advantage of any drops in rates that occur in the spring to lock in a long term plan.

October 2018 Texas Electricity Rate Update

October 2018 Texas Electricity Rate Update

Texas electricity rates have ticked up slightly in October after falling in September following a summer spike in electricity rates.  The average 12 month rate for new electricity plans available in Texas sets at 10.7¢/kWh.  This is up slightly from the 10.6¢/kWh rate in September.

For the Houston area specifically, the average rate is currently 10.8¢/kWh, up slightly from 10.7¢/kWh.  In the Oncor service area which includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, and other cities, the average went up to 9.9¢/kWh from 9.6¢/kWh.

For the second straight month however, there are deals to be found by opting for shorter length plans.  The Fantastic Fixed 6 plan from Bounce Energy was already among the cheapest electricity plans available before getting an even lower rate in October.  This 6 month plan is a priced at 8.7¢/kWh in Houston for the 2,000 kWh usage level.

The Gexa Energy Steady Saver 9 plan is a 9 month plan that is also cheaper than most currently available 12 month plans.  It is available for 8.7¢/kWh in the Oncor deliver area.

The average rate available for apartments (500 kWh usage) across the state in October is 12.1¢/kWh with the best rate being the Bounce Energy Easy Fixed 3 plan in the Dallas area. For large homes (2000 kWh usage) the average across Texas is 9.9¢/kWh

Texas Electricity Rate Guide October 2018

 

Texas Location/Size Average Rate Lowest Rate Cheapest Provider
Houston  Apartment (500 kWh) 11.8¢/kWh 10.9¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Houston  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.6¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Houston  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.1¢/kWh 9.4¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Dallas  Apartment (500 kWh) 10.8¢/kWh 10.0¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Dallas  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 9.6¢/kWh 9.0¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Dallas  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.3¢/kWh 8.2¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Lewisville  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.7¢/kWh 12.3¢/kWh Direct Energy
Lewisville  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.1¢/kWh 9.3¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Lewisville  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.7¢/kWh 9.0¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Victoria  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.8¢/kWh 12.2¢/kWh Trieagle
Victoria  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.8¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh 4Change Energy
Victoria  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.4¢/kWh 9.7¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Abilene  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.1¢/kWh 11.4¢/kWh Trieagle
Abilene  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.8¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Abilene  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.2¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh 4Change Energy

****IMPORTANT***

The rates listed here are a snapshot as of 10/8/2018.  To see current rates in your city use our real time electricity rate comparison tool at the top of the page.

Rates listed in table are for 12 month plans.  Rates will be different for longer or shorter duration plans.

 October 2018 Texas Electricity Rate Snapshot

Cheapest Electricity Rates

The cheapest electricity plan currently available in Texas is the Bounce Energy Easy Fixed 3.  This is a 3 month plan.  In Dallas this plan is priced at a rate of 8.2¢/kWh for the 1000 kWh usage level.  This is compared to the cheapest 12 month plan available which is the Smart Value 12 Online plan offered by Cirro energy.

Interestingly, the Easy Fixed 3 is the lowest rate plan across all three of the standard usage levels – 500 kWh, 1000 kWh, and 2000 kWh.  This is unusual as plans are normally crafted to target their best rate for the 1000 or 2000 kWh usage levels.  This plan has no tiers or bill credits.  Aside from the standard pass through charges that are included on all Texas electricity plans, the Easy Fixed 3 plan only includes an additional energy charge and a $4.95 per month base charge.

What is the cheapest electricity provider in my area?

Electricity rates very throughout the state of Texas.  To find a complete list of electricity companies and plans in your area, enter your zip code above.   When you find the plan that is right for you, you can enroll right here online or over the phone.

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September 2018 Texas Electricity Rates Update

Texas electricity rates are on their way down again.  After a summer spike, electricity rates across Texas have fallen.  Utility officials were concerned about having enough electricity to meet peak summer demand.  This resulted in electricity providers increasing the rates on their fixed rate plans in anticipation of higher wholesale electricity prices.

Now that summer is over and the feared power shortages never materialized, Texas electricity rates are back down.  Now is a great time to lock in a great rate if you are not under contract.

For example, Bounce Energy has a 6 month plan for just 8.4¢/kWh in the DFW area (9.2¢ in Houston area).  If you have a larger home, Frontier has a plan targeted for the 2,000 kWh usage rate at just 7.3¢/kWh.

The average electricity rate for a 12 month plan at the 2000 kWh usage rate stands at 9.9¢/kWh for the Houston area.  In the DFW area the average rate is 9.1¢/kWh.  This is down from the peak average in August 2018.  Certain shorter term electricity rate plans have lower rates.

Texas Electricity Rate Guide September 2018

Texas Location/Size Average Rate Lowest Rate Cheapest Provider
Houston  Apartment (500 kWh) 11.7¢/kWh 10.9¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Houston  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.6¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Houston  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.9¢/kWh 8.5¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Dallas  Apartment (500 kWh) 10.6¢/kWh 10.0¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Dallas  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 9.0¢/kWh 6.9¢/kWh Pennywise Power
Dallas  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.1¢/kWh 7.3¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Lewisville  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.4¢/kWh 12.1¢/kWh Champion Energy
Lewisville  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.1¢/kWh 9.3¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Lewisville  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.5¢/kWh 8.1¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Victoria  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.8¢/kWh 12.0¢/kWh Trieagle Energy
Victoria  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.8¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh 4Change Energy
Victoria  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.1¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Abilene  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.2¢/kWh 11.3¢/kWh Trieagle Energy
Abilene  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.8¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Abilene  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.0¢/kWh 9.7¢/kWh Direct Energy

 

****IMPORTANT***

The rates listed here are a snapshot as of 9/14/2018.  To see current rates in your city use our real time electricity rate comparison tool at the top of this page.

Rates listed in table are for 12 month plans.  Rates will be different for longer or shorter duration plans.

Texas Electricity Rates - September 2018  

Cheapest Electricity Rates

The lowest rate electricity plans currently include the Bounce Fantastic 6 Plan.  This is a straightforward plan with a simple pricing structure that is unlikely to lead to surprises in your electric bill.

For smaller homes that use around 1,000 kWh per month, the Pennywise Power Wise Buy Conserve Plus 12 plan priced at a very attractive 6.9¢/kWh in the Oncor deliver area that includes Arlington, Grand Prairie and several other Texas cities.

For apartments that use around 500 kWh, the cheapest electricity rate going is the Fantastic Fixed 6 plan at  9.7¢/kWh

What is the cheapest electricity provider in my area?

Electricity rates very throughout the state of Texas.  To find a complete list of electric companies and plans in your area, enter your zip code above.   When you find the plan that is right for you, you can enroll right here online or over the phone.

How to Get Electricity With No Credit Check or Deposit Required

You can get a great electricity rate from Texas’s cheapest electricity supplier and the flexibility you need with a no credit check, no deposit electricity plan. You work hard for your money, so why would you want hundreds of dollars sitting where you can’t get to it? Starting or switching to a new electricity plan with no deposit has never been easier.

The Standard Electric Plan Start-Up

Before no credit check, no deposit electricity plans were popular, starting or switching to a new plan was a lengthy, often expensive process. You’d have to call or visit your prospective provider to fill out an application. They’d run a credit check and either refuse service or approve you with a deposit. Then you’d have to run to the bank or ATM, get cash, visit a payment station, get a reference number, call your prospective provider back, give them the number, hope they found your payment in your system, then finally, if nothing went wrong, you could schedule a connection date.

What Could Lead To A Deposit?

Without no deposit, no credit check electricity plans, your deposit would be assigned based on two factors, and could add up to hundreds of dollars. In determining your deposit, electric companies would look at your history of payments and your credit report. If there was a negative mark on either, such as if you’d lost a job or had an unexpected emergency that forced your payment to be late, then you had to pay before you even had service.

Electricity With No Deposit And No Credit Check

Our process is simple, and you can switch or start new service in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home. Find the right no-deposit plan on our website where you can compare plans side by side to find the cheapest electricity supplier for your needs, then let us know your choice. We’ll start the process of moving you to your new prepaid electricity plan.

Prepaid electricity puts you in control from the very start. Rather than paying a deposit then getting your electricity bill at the end of your billing cycle with no idea what will be on it, you’ll get started with no credit check, no deposit electricity service, just an initial payment for the electricity you’re going to use. Making your initial payment to fund your balance is easy and we’ll make sure you get switched over right away. Your service is paid from your prepaid balance, so there are no end-of month-surprises.

Why Texans Choose Prepaid Electricity

Many people find that plans that don’t require deposits or credit checks are the right way to get their electric service on their own terms. Some of the most popular reasons our customers have reported they choose and love prepaid electric plans.

  • No Credit Check – Many people don’t know that their credit report doesn’t just show loans and credit cards. It also shows anytime a credit report is requested, and the number of those requests or checks can lower your credit score. Too many requests can have a negative impact on credit decisions made when approving you for a mortgage, car loan, or even a job. This can lead to credit denials and higher interest rates. No deposit, no credit check electricity service protects your credit report, shielding it from unnecessary inquiries.
  • No Deposit – When you pay a deposit, do you know what happens to it? Rather than having access to that money to spend or invest, it’s given to another company that then uses it for their own expenses, investments, or to generate interest. Depending on their rules, you may get your money back after a specified amount of time, at the end of your service arrangement with them, or possibly not at all once they deduct fees and charges. No deposit, no credit check electricity keeps your money where it belongs: with you.
  • Flexible Payment Dates – Even with the cheapest electricity supplier in Texas, you may not want a single, large payment due every month. One of the prime benefits of prepaid electricity is that it puts you in control of your bills and finances. You have full access to your account to make payments and check the balance on your schedule, any time you want. You can match your payments to your paydays, to a specific date, or pay a little bit each week. The choice is yours with a flexible no credit check, no deposit prepaid electricity plan.
  • No Lengthy Contracts – With many electric plans, in order to get the advertised price, you have to sign a binding contract for a specified period of time, usually either 12, 24, or even 36 months! If you cancel, move out of state, or change plans before then, you could lose your deposit or be assessed a contractual penalty that is even larger than your deposit will cover. A prepaid electric plan lets you live your life without worrying about restrictive contracts. You get your low electricity price for however long you need service.

Take Control Of Your Plan

There’s nothing like getting the electric service you need on your terms. With flexible electricity plans, you can do just that. Compare electric plans from the cheapest electricity supplier in Texas side by side and save with a no credit check, no deposit electricity plan.

September 2018 Texas Electricity Rates Update

September 2018 Texas Electricity Rates Update

Texas electricity rates are on their way down again.  After a summer spike, electricity rates across Texas have fallen.  Utility officials were concerned about having enough electricity to meet peak summer demand.  This resulted in electricity providers increasing the rates on their fixed rate plans in anticipation of higher wholesale electricity prices.

Now that summer is over and the feared power shortages never materialized, Texas electricity rates are back down.  Now is a great time to lock in a great rate if you are not under contract.

For example, Bounce Energy has a 6 month plan for just 8.4¢/kWh in the DFW area (9.2¢ in Houston area).  If you have a larger home, Frontier has a plan targeted for the 2,000 kWh usage rate at just 7.3¢/kWh.

The average electricity rate for a 12 month plan at the 2000 kWh usage rate stands at 9.9¢/kWh for the Houston area.  In the DFW area the average rate is 9.1¢/kWh.  This is down from the peak average in August 2018.  Certain shorter term electricity rate plans have lower rates.

Texas Electricity Rate Guide September 2018

Texas Location/Size Average Rate Lowest Rate Cheapest Provider
Houston  Apartment (500 kWh) 11.7¢/kWh 10.9¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Houston  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.6¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Houston  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.9¢/kWh 8.5¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Dallas  Apartment (500 kWh) 10.6¢/kWh 10.0¢/kWh Gexa Energy
Dallas  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 9.0¢/kWh 6.9¢/kWh Pennywise Power
Dallas  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.1¢/kWh 7.3¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Lewisville  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.4¢/kWh 12.1¢/kWh Champion Energy
Lewisville  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.1¢/kWh 9.3¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Lewisville  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 9.5¢/kWh 8.1¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Victoria  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.8¢/kWh 12.0¢/kWh Trieagle Energy
Victoria  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.8¢/kWh 9.9¢/kWh 4Change Energy
Victoria  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.1¢/kWh Frontier Utilities
Abilene  Apartment (500 kWh) 12.2¢/kWh 11.3¢/kWh Trieagle Energy
Abilene  Sm Home (1000 kWh) 10.3¢/kWh 9.8¢/kWh Cirro Energy
Abilene  Lg Home (2000 kWh) 10.0¢/kWh 9.7¢/kWh Direct Energy

 

****IMPORTANT***

The rates listed here are a snapshot as of 9/14/2018.  To see current rates in your city use our real time electricity rate comparison tool at the top of this page.

Rates listed in table are for 12 month plans.  Rates will be different for longer or shorter duration plans.

Texas Electricity Rates - September 2018  

Cheapest Electricity Rates

The lowest rate electricity plans currently include the Bounce Fantastic 6 Plan.  This is a straightforward plan with a simple pricing structure that is unlikely to lead to surprises in your electric bill.

For smaller homes that use around 1,000 kWh per month, the Pennywise Power Wise Buy Conserve Plus 12 plan priced at a very attractive 6.9¢/kWh in the Oncor deliver area that includes Arlington, Grand Prairie and several other Texas cities.

For apartments that use around 500 kWh, the cheapest electricity rate going is the Fantastic Fixed 6 plan at  9.7¢/kWh

What is the cheapest electricity provider in my area?

Electricity rates very throughout the state of Texas.  To find a complete list of electric companies and plans in your area, enter your zip code above.   When you find the plan that is right for you, you can enroll right here online or over the phone.

What you need to know about the Bounce Energy Fantastic Fixed 6 Plan

The Fantastic Fixed 6 plan has long been a popular plan offered by Bounce Energy.  As of the time of this writing, it features one of the cheapest electricity rates available in Texas.  Electricity rates in Texas are quite volatile, however.  Before choosing this or any other plan you should compare electricity rates from providers in your area to find the plan that works best for you.

Electricity Rates for Bounce Energy Fantastic Fixed 6

For the Houston area, the all-in rate for the Fantastic Fixed 6 plan is 9.2¢ per kWh for usage levels of 2,000 kWh per month.  If you live in an apartment you should expect to pay a higher average rate for this plan.  The published rate for the 500 kWh usage level is 10.7¢ per kWh.  This rate will be different if you live in another part of Texas.  To see the current rate for this and other plans in your area, enter your zip code above.

By the standards of electricity plans in Texas, this plan has a simple pricing structure.  The components that go in to the average rate are listed below:

Bounce Energy Charge (per kWh) 4.4¢
Bounce Base Charge $4.95
Flat Pass Through Delivery Charge $5.47
Pass Through Delivery Charge per kWh 4.254¢
Total Average Rate 9.2¢/kWh

*Rates are for Houston area as of 9/27/2018. Use the Vaultelectricity.com real time electricity rate comparison tool to see current rates in your area.

Bounce Energy Fantastic Fixed 6 EFL

The important numbers to note are the 4.4¢ Energy charge and the $4.95 base charge.  These charges are specific to Bounce Energy.  The TDU delivery charges are pass-through charges that you will have to pay regardless of the electricity provider you choose.  Unlike many other plans, Fantastic Fixed 6 Plan has no hidden price bumps based on how much electricity you use (or don’t use).

 

Bounce Energy vs. Other Texas Electricity Providers

Here is how the electricity rate for the Bounce Energy Fantastic Fixed 6 Plan compares to the plans from other Texas electricity providers.

Bounce Energy Rates

Rewards

This plan is eligible for the Bounce Energy Rewards program.

Cancellation Fee

This plan has a cancellation fee of $135