If you ever find yourself dreading to open your electric bill; stress no more. You probably know that the state of Texas has electricity choice, and that you the customer have the power to choose the electric company you want. But have you really ever switched electricity providers?
Most people have been with the same electricity company for years and years; and find themselves overpaying for electricity and they do not even know it! They think that the rate they are paying monthly is what is considered “average”, another common misconception is that that they will get disconnected when they switch providers.
The electricity that is powering your home or business is the same! The only difference is in the savings on your monthly electric bill!
You will still get the same electricity as you would with your old provider if you switched, the only difference is you will be paying much less per month on your bill. Imagine what you could do with all that extra money in your pocket!
Since it is January, now the electricity rates are a little lower than they would be in the summer months. Here are a few tips to a lower electricity bill:
- Figure out what your electricity needs are! Are you renting and want a contract free month to month plan until your lease is up? Or are you a home owner looking to lock in that low rate for one to two years?
- Remember with ‘fixed rate plans’, the electric rate per month does not change. Refer to your Electricity Facts Label document when you sign up to see what the rate is at 500 kwh, 1000 kwh, and 2000 kwh.
- Large homes use about 1000-2000 or more per month, while small apartments use about 500 kwh or less per month. You may also refer to your old electric bill to see what your average usage is.
- A month to month plan (or variable rate) is a contract free plan. However, the electricity rate per month will not stay the same. For example: in March your rate can be 8.5 cents while in June you rate can be 10.1 cents. For those customers who want that extra security and peace of mind; they will usually go for the fixed rate plans.
- Are you currently in a contract that comes for renewal in summer? If you contract expires in August, if you want to renew with the same company the rates will probably still be high from summer. An alternative option is to go in a month to month plan instead of renewing, that way you can sign up for a fixed rate in winter when the rates go lower.
- If you do not renew with your current electricity provider, you will automatically be put on a month to month plan. Research what the current rates are on our website, and determine if the is a good time to switch, especially if it is not summer.
Visit our website http://www.shopdallaselectricity.com/ to compare and shop electricity plans all in one place. Your electricity bill should not be stressful, once you have a plan to switch.