Skip to content
Shop Texas Electricity Logo
Mobile Navigation Bar
How Energy Efficiency Prepares Texas Residents for Climate Extremes?

How Energy Efficiency Prepares Texas Residents for Climate Extremes?

Energy efficiency is the biggest tool at your disposal as it keeps the generation of harmful carbon emissions in check....
Read More
Beat the Heat Program – What it is and How you Can Benefit?

Beat the Heat Program – What it is and How you Can Benefit?

Scorching summers take their toll on the most vulnerable Houstonians. If you are without air conditioning this time of year,...
Read More
List of Places You Can Keep Cool During the Houston Heat Wave

List of Places You Can Keep Cool During the Houston Heat Wave

As you brace yourself for the Houston heat wave, your safety and those you care about must take priority. When...
Read More

Electricity Shopping Simplified

May 1, 2015
by admin

Electricity Shopping Simplified

When you are looking for an energy provider, you might be confused. With over 30 Retail Electric Providers (REPs) in Texas, it is hard to decide which energy provider to go with. Searching can be made easy through using price comparison websites but if you have priorities other than cheapest price than here are some pointers you need to look at before finalizing your new electricity provider.

Fixed rate or variable rate: Check which rate you are going for! Even if it is the cheapest, you might be looking at the variable rate as a variable rate always starts out low, but increases in price will never go down. That is the reason why it is better to go with fixed rate as that will make your rate constant for a certain amount of time. Even if it is a bit higher, fixed rate is a more solid investment.

Hidden fee, late fee or any fee: Have you heard about Early Termination Fee when you are trying to renew your contract more than 45 days before the contract expires? Some companies have such fees and have you checked the amount of percentage your late fee will cost you as if you forget to pay the bill one month you might be looking at a huge late payment. OUCH I wouldn’t want to pay a super high late fee, would you?

One Response leave one →
  1. May 17, 2022

    I liked that you suggested choosing an energy company that offers fixed-rate to ensure that the rate will remain constant for a certain period of time. This is something that I will share with the management of the condominium building where I have been staying for 5 months now. They mentioned that they are planning to shop for a new energy service provider, and they must find one that can meet their budget.

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

Comment validation by @

  • Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

    Join other followers: