Here is what you need to know to compare electricity rates in Belton Texas
Our mission is to make it simple to compare electricity rates and providers. Our team spends every day reviewing electricity plans. We toss out the deceptive plans that are designed to look cheap while actually being expensive because of hidden price bumps in the contract. Also, we won’t list electric companies that don’t meet our standards of transparency and stability. Since the early days of deregulation, we have helped over 1,000,000 Texans compare electricity providers and rates in Belton and across the state.
Texas electricity rates change often. Providers compete to have the best rates because they know the people of Belton have the power to choose. That creates opportunity for the smart consumer. There is no one cheapest electricity provider. Today Reliant may have the cheapest electricity rates in Belton but tomorrow it may be Cirro or Green Mountain. This is how we help. Our unique comparison engine constantly monitors rates and plan changes for every city in Texas and presents them for you in an easy read format.
Featured Electricity Rates In Belton, Texas
Tips for Comparing Electricity Rates in Belton
Make sure that when you are evaluating electricity rates for different plans you are looking at pricing for the usage level commensurate with the size of your home and your normal electricity usage.
Standard usage levels for plan pricing in Texas are:
500 kWh – Representing and average apartment
1000 kWh – Representing a small home
2000 kWh – Representing a larger home
The pricing scheme of many electricity plans can result in a much different average electricity rate for these 3 levels. If, for example, you live in an apartment and you are comparing rates based on the 2000 kWh usage rates, you may find yourself choosing a much more expensive electricity plan than you realize.
Fortunately for you, we have the tools to ensure you are doing a proper comparison. When looking at rates on our electricity rate comparison tool, make sure you have the usage level (found at the top of the plans display) is set properly.
Top Belton Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||6.4¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||7.4¢/kWh|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12 Online||6.4¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Veteran & Active Military 12||10.9¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||11.5¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||9.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||7.5¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||13.8¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Secure Advantage 12||12.1¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Smart Value 12 Online||13.1¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||6.4¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Flex Saver||14.6¢/kWh|
For a more detailed realtime rate comparison enter your zip code at the top of the page. Our rate comparison tool lets you see all providers and rates. You can filter by term length, usage level, green energy plans, no deposit plans and get you them most up to date pricing. The rates listed above are for the 1,000 kWh usage level. More Information on any of these plans >>>
Energy Savings Tips for Cheap Belton Electricity
Living in Belton means you must dependent on your home’s air conditioning system throughout most of the year. Summer high temperatures in Belton, TX get into the 100’s. Even in the spring and fall highs in the 80’s are common. Having a properly functioning a/c unit is a must.
Of course, running the air conditioning units does raise your electric bill. As anybody living in Belton can tell you, higher exterior temperatures mean running the a/c units for longer to cool your house. This, of course, leads to higher electricity bills.
Although you can’t go without the a/c units, there are some things you can do to help the compressors work more efficiently. The more efficiently they operate, the less energy they will use. Less energy usage will the lower your electric bills.
The easiest and quickest way to keep your air conditioners operating more efficiently is to regularly rinse condenser coils with a hose. It takes very little, but the energy savings are immediate and substantial.
Take a look at this educational video for a step by step guide to properly cleaning the coils.
Moving to Belton Texas?
As the seat of Bell County, Belton has a population of a little over 20,000 total, and it has been rising steadily. It lies on the map between Austin and Waco and was founded in 1850.
Belton get its name from the third Governor of Texas, Peter H. Bell. It was originally named Nolanville, named after the acclaimed adventurer Philip Nolan. And since prehistoric times, there is archaeological evidence of people inhabiting the Belton area. These consisted of various tribes of Native Americans like the Comanche.
Wages in Belton fall below the national average with a median household income of $50,500. The top jobs in Belton are in Management, Food Services, Administration, and Sales. Healthcare and Social Assistance are also major industries in the Belton area.
Full of history, visiting the Bell County Museum is a great resource with interesting exhibits that are changed multiple times a year. In addition, the Belton Lena Public Library is a great place for further information on the rich history of Belton, Texas.
The actor George Eads of CSI fame is from Belton. And the Banjo master Danny Barnes is also from the city.
Belton Electricity Providers
|Frontier Utilities||877 391-1587|
|Champion Energy Services||844 694-2343|
|Green Mountain Energy||844-634-6092|
|Trieagle Energy||844 681-3227|
|4Change Energy||855 550-6662|
|Bounce Energy||866 294-4395|
|First Choice Power||888 980-6898|
Understanding the Electricity Plan EFL
Every electricity plan in Texas is sold with a standard discloser document called an EFL (Electricity Facts Label). This is the document that lists the electricity rates for the plan. Advertised average electricity rates are calculated by formulas that define the cost of each plan based on how much power is used. These formulas are made of various flat rates, pass-through rates, and electricity charges.
The EFL will contain average electricity rates for homes that use 500 kWhs, 1000 Kwhs, and 2000 kWhs. Even though you aren’t likely to use exactly these amounts of electricity, the fees and costs listed in the EFL should give you some idea of what you could expect to pay if your level of electricity usage falls somewhere between those benchmark usage levels. After all, almost no one uses exactly 1000 kWhs in a month.
Other pieces of information electricity providers must include in the EFL are cancellation fees and length of contract term. The EFL format is designed to help consumers understand exactly what goes in to the price they will pay for the plan.
Cancellation Fees on Belton Electricity Plans
Besides month-to-month no contract plans, most residential electric plan contracts come with a cancellation fee. A typical amount for a 12 month plan is $150. Although, this amount will vary by provider and by plan.
If you are moving, you can usually get the cancellation fee waived. Although, some providers may want you to give a certain amount of notice and provide a forwarding address for the final bill.
Now, commercial electricity plans can have some steep cancellation fees, but they depend on which commercial electricity provider your plan is with.
How Do I Reach the Utility Company in Belton?
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Belton Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Belton Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Belton Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Belton Texas, click here.