Need apartment electricity? If you’re renting an apartment or house in Texas, you’ll need to pick an electricity plan. You’ll want something affordable (ahem… cheap electricity) that fits your budget and lease term.
Apartment electricity plans have better prices at lower electricity usage levels. And you can pick from shorter available contract lengths so that you can stay flexible and stay in budget.
Apartment Electricity Plans
Given the wide selection of electricity plans available, how do renters choose the best electricity plan?
The key to finding the best plan is to have an idea about how much electricity you use. Typical apartment electricity plans are best for 500 – 1000 kWh usage per month.
Here are some of the best electricity plans for your apartment in the Houston or Dallas areas. Or search for electricity plans near you by entering your zip code.
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Best Electricity Plans for Your Apartment in Houston (Centerpoint)
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Super Value 12||12||15.4 ¢||Details|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver Select 12||12||15.5 ¢||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Deluxe 12||12||15.6 ¢||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver 12||12||15.6 ¢||Details|
|New Power Texas||Power of Credit 12 Month||12||17.5 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 12||12||18.2 ¢||Details|
|GoodCharlie||GoodEnergy 12||12||18.3 ¢||Details|
|4Change Energy||One Rate 12||12||19.9 ¢||Details|
|Shell Energy||Solar Buyback 12||12||20.2 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 12||12||20.4 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Come and Take It 12||12||20.5 ¢||Details|
Best Electricity Plans for Your Apartment in Dallas (Oncor)
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver 12||12||14.1 ¢||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Super Value 12||12||14.2 ¢||Details|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver Select 12||12||14.3 ¢||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Deluxe 12||12||14.4 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 12||12||17.0 ¢||Details|
|GoodCharlie||GoodEnergy 12||12||17.1 ¢||Details|
|New Power Texas||Power of Credit 12 Month||12||17.1 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Come and Take It 12||12||17.5 ¢||Details|
|4Change Energy||One Rate 12||12||18.5 ¢||Details|
|Shell Energy||Solar Buyback 12||12||18.9 ¢||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier No Hidden Fees 12||12||19.1 ¢||Details|
Best Trending Plan for Apartment Electricity
You may have scanned right by the best electricity plan for apartments in that list above. We know. It’s hard to know the right plan. These charts show your average price per kWh based on 1000 kWh used each month. But many small apartments (or new apartments that are energy efficient) can use less than that, around 800-900 kWh.
If that’s you, consider the Veteran Energy Smart 12 Plan. We’ve seen smart shoppers grab this plan. It’s great for anyone that uses 800-1300 kWh a month. That’s the perfect sweet spot for an apartment! Plus it’s a flat bill plan with the same monthly bill amount up to 1000 kWh. That gives you a predictable bill for budgeting. And, your bill helps support veterans charities. You’ll even get a discount on your electricity rate if you’re a veteran or active military.
Same Day Electricity for My Apartment
Most apartment managers want to have proof of your electricity before you move-in to your new apartment.
You can schedule your electricity service to make sure the lights are on before you move in to your new home.
Each electricity company has a different cut-off time for same day electricity for your apartment. This article on same day electricity includes a chart of the cut-off times for all major REPs. Some electricity companies can get your lights on same day up until 6pm.
How Much Electricity Does an Apartment Use?
As a renter, it’s important to know approximately how much electricity you will use each month in order to get the best deal on electricity. Some electricity plans are cheaper for lower energy usage customers, while other plans are designed with high usage customers in mind.
Here is approximate electricity usage for apartments in Texas:
- One bedroom apartment (750 sq feet) = 600-750 kWh/month
- Two bedroom apartment (1000 sq feet) = 800-1000 kWh/month
TIP: If you’re just moving into an apartment, ask your leasing agent to provide you with historic kWh usage information for your specific unit.
Does My Electricity Contract Term Have to Match My Apartment Lease?
As a renter, you’re likely concerned about getting your electricity contract’s start and end dates to match your lease term as close as possible. In most cases, your electricity provider will offer flexible start dates and some even offer same-day connections.
And the end date on your electricity contract and your apartment lease don’t have to match.
It’s better to choose an electricity plan with a slightly longer contract term than your apartment lease if necessary.
If you move and provide proof of a change in address, your electricity provider cannot charge you an early termination fee. So you’re never stuck in a contract with your electricity provider. Moving is an automatic out for your early termination fee.
So your best bet is to get the electricity plan that gives you the best price per kWh based on usage.
Same Day Apartment Electricity from TXU Energy
TXU Energy offers special apartment electricity plans and expedited service when you need your electricity turned on the same day.
If you forgot to set up service for your move-in, don’t sweat it. Sign up with TXU Energy by 6:30pm and your lights will be on the same day.1
Plus TXU Energy’s True Fit Guarantee means you can change your plan any time, for any reason, with no early cancellation fee. Just sign up for a new 12 month plan when you switch. This is exclusively offered to customers who live in apartments.2
And when you move to a new apartment? They’ll help you easily transfer the plan to your new home.
1Same-day service available for customers with AMS meters who sign-up before 6:30 p.m. on the day service is requested.
2Just call TXU Energy and if you change plans, TXU Energy will waive any early cancellation fees. New plan must have a term equal to balance of existing term and no less than 12 months. Multifamily customers only. Cancellation fee applies if you switch providers. You remain responsible for any billed and un-billed charges.
More Ways to Save
Want to save even more on your apartment electric bill? Check out 7 Ways to Reduce Your Apartment Electric Bill. It includes tips on smart thermostats, water heaters, and more!