North and West Texas have their share of cold weather and even snow. But those on the Gulf Coast are less familiar with what to do when a Texas cold front is on the way. Here’s your checklist to prepare for below freezing weather in Texas.
The electricity bill payment scam is on the rise in in Texas. Scammers will call you pretending to be from your light company and demand payment. They’ll threaten to turn your electricity off if you don’t pay right away.
Here’s how to tell an electricity bill payment scam from a real disconnection notice from your electricity company. And how to avoid getting ripped off.
A backyard pool can be your staycation oasis. But it can also have a big impact on your electricity bill, since pools are energy intensive. There are many ways to reduce the energy use of your pool but the most impactful is how you’re filtering water in your pool and cleaning it. Save money in your backyard this summer by switching to a variable speed pool pump.
For as long as there’s been air conditioning, there’s probably been the debate. Air Conditioners or Fans. Which is best? In this article we tell you how air conditioners and fans work to cool your home. And we look at air conditioners vs. fans from two aspects: keeping you cool and keeping your electricity bill low.
In 2022, we had some of the highest electricity prices since deregulation. But now? Prices have come down by 30% or more vs. last year.
Here’s a recap on why prices are so high some years (and during the summer) and some strategies on how to get the best price for your home or business.
For the latest on electricity price forecast, check our article on 2023 Texas Electricity Price Trends or enter your zip code below.
TDSP Charges can account for 50% or more of your company’s electricity bill. Yet, it’s the section of your electricity bill that you have the least control over.
Have you ever opened your commercial electricity bill to find surprising delivery charges? This typically happens in the demand portion of your commercial bill, but other areas can also be a surprise.
What exactly are these TDSP charges on your electricity bill? And, more importantly, what can you do about them? Here’s how to read your commercial electricity bill.
Sustainable living, green living, eco friendly homes. What do these all mean? And what can you do to make your home environmentally friendly this Earth Day and every day? In this article, we break down the basics, plus give tips on how to make your home more environmentally friendly.
When it comes to home budgeting, your electricity bill takes a big portion of your paycheck each month. We’ve scoured the internet for you to come up with how to save on your electric bill. And here are 89 of them. These simple tasks can lower your electricity bill while maintaining your home comfort.
Texas electricity rates in 2022 continue to show the greatest value with long terms plans. The other big trend? More green energy electricity plans as Texas moves generation to renewable energy.
(In a hurry? Jump right to our recommendations on the best residential Texas electricity plan for 2022.)
If you’re a business owner in Texas, you need to know that Ancillary Services could be passed through on your bill, depending on your contract language.
That’s what a number of businesses found out after Winter Storm Uri in February 2021. They were saddled with high bills from Ancillary Services pass-through charges when the wholesale price of ancillaries spiked as high as $25,000 per MWh on the ERCOT market.
That’s led to changes in the ERCOT market. And some of the cots related to it may be passed through to you. Here’s what you need to know about Ancillary Services in Texas.