TXU Electricity Rates
Let’s look at some of the electricity plans available from TXU Energy and see which plan might be the best for your specific circumstances.
There are 3 basic questions you need to ask yourself before you select an electricity plan:
How much electricity do I use
Am I willing to adjust my habits around when I use my electricity
Is renewable energy an important consideration for me in choosing my next electricity plan
Best TXU Energy Plan for an Apartment
If you live in an apartment you probably don’t use a ton of electricity. A good estimate for how much electricity the average apartment in Texas uses each much is around 500 kWh per month. With that in mind, you need to look at the average rate for TXU electricity plans at the 500 kWh usage level.
Using the Vaultelectricity.com electricity rate comparison tool, select Apartment from the Home Size drop down box. For our purposes today, we will look at electricity rates in the Houston area. It is important, however, that you enter your own zip code in the search box to find the best rates on TXU plans in your area.
We see that the Clear Deal 12 is the cheapest electricity plan listed by TXU in Houston. Again, the rate listed in the image below is probably not current depending on when you are reading this. Make sure that you do a fresh search for the most current rates.
The Clear Deal 12 plan includes a bill credit that kicks in when your usage in a billing cycle hits 800 kWhs. So, if you use a little more electricity than the average apartment, you will have a cheaper rate on your bill once you go over 800 kWh.
Notice on the Electricity Fact Label associated with the plan above , that the base energy charge goes up when your usage exceeds 1200 kWh. This is more proof that you must pay attention to how much electricity you use when selecting an energy plan.
Best TXU Plan if you live in a Home
To find the best electricity rates for a home, select either the Large Home (2000 kWh per month) or Small Home (1000 kWh per month) options from the Home size dropdown. Most electricity providers in Texas tailor specific electric plans to meet the needs of either small, medium, or large consumers of residential electricity.
In the case of TXU, the Clear Deal 12 plan also comes up as the cheapest option for large and small homes. Although, the rate at 1000 kWh is cheaper than the average rate at 2000 kWh. This is because, as mentioned before, the Clear Deal 12 plan is really targeted at the 800 – 1200 kWh per month usage range.
Shift You Habits and Save on Electricity
TXU energy has a couple of plans aimed at consumers who are willing to adjust when they use their power in order to reduce their electric bills. These plans fall into the broad category of Time of Use plans. Where or not you can save on these plans is highly dependent on how you choose to use your power.
We have a more complete description of the TXU Free Nights and Solar Days plan here. But, in brief, the plan offers free electricity at night and relies on solar energy for your daytime power. Don’t worry. This doesn’t mean you have to put solar panels on your roof. TXU is buying solar generated electricity from the grid.
You have to make sure that, if you choose this plan, you are able to use a lot of your electricity during the free nighttime period. The electricity rate for day time usage is much higher than the Clear Deal 12 plan.
If you would prefer to cram as much of your power use as possible into specific days of the month, rather than at night time, you may prefer the Season Pass 12 plan from TXU. This plan looks at the 7 highest usage days on your monthly bill and removes that cost from your bill.
More About TXU Energy
Texas residents who are looking to save on their electricity bill might be considering changing their power plan. TXU energy creates plans for individual homes and businesses in Texas, so it can provide competitive rates for you depending on what you need. When you shop for electricity plans with TXU, they have plans that are exclusive to your usage habits. TXU Energy is one of the largest and oldest electric companies in Texas. In certain parts of the state such as the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it is easily one of the most recognizable brands.