How to Find Cheap Electricity Rates in Houston
Deregulation of electricity in Houston has given millions of us Texans the power to choose a utility provider that best suits your household or business. However, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. Read on for some insight…
If you live in the greater Houston area, there are over 60 different energy suppliers competing for your business. Many of these providers have websites that are confusing and difficult to navigate, their rates buried in misleading advertising and dense jargon. Who has the time to sort through and keep track of options across all these different sites?
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Houston Electricity Rates
These live rates for CenterPoint Energy service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.
A Simple Solution for Finding the Cheapest Electricity in the Greater Houston Area
Don’t get bogged down in the sea of choices being thrown at you in different advertisements. If you know what to look for, discovering a solution to your reducing your energy expense can be simple… even fun.
Here are a couple of things you need to consider to find the cheapest electricity in Houston.
Contract Term Lengths
Utility providers in Houston offer a wide variety of long and short-term plans. There isn’t one optimal choice for everyone. Both locked-in contracts and monthly no-contract plans have their respective pros and cons.
On the one hand, long-term, fixed-rate (contract) plans offer stability in pricing. If energy supply costs suddenly go up in your area, you won’t be left paying more than what you bargained for. You’ll have peace-of-mind. If you want to switch out of your contract before it ends with a lower cost plan, you’ll likely face a cancellation fee (early termination fee).
On the other hand, the month-to-month variable rate (no-contract) plans don’t have cancellation fees. You won’t be penalized if you find a better deal elsewhere and want to make another switch. And, you won’t be stuck paying more than you should be if the market rate for electricity trends down. But, if it goes up, you’ll be paying more than your in-contract neighbors, and you’ll likely want to shop around again for a better deal.
Do you want the security and peace-of-mind of a fixed-rate plan or the freedom and flexibility of a variable rate plan? Review your particular energy needs to find out which option would best suit you.
ComparePower makes searching for electricity plans by term length easy. We list all the options offered by your local providers in one place and allow you to filter and sort them by contract length, displaying the best plans with the best pricing according to your search preferences.
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Average Usage Levels
If you don’t know your average monthly usage level, you may be spending more than your fair share on your electric bill. The average monthly usage level refers to the amount of energy your household consumes in a given month.
Often utility providers will advertise the rates associated with their highest usage levels, as those tend to be the lowest, even though most households do not consume nearly enough electricity to qualify for these rates.
ComparePower displays all-inclusive pricing from the different providers in a standard, easy-to-read platform.
You can sort, filter, and shop by pricing at YOUR specific usage level, which lets you shop and compare electricity plans based on the rates you’ll actually experience on your bill, inclusive of hidden fees and taxes. This ensures you’re not misled by the cheaper rates often advertised by electric providers…those “teaser rates” associated with higher usage levels that many households never enjoy because their usage level never reaches that pricing tier.
ComparePower has loyalty to you, the consumer, and we act on your behalf to level the playing field on which the electric providers compete.
We’ll provide you with all the information available, showing you the best deals from the most respected, reputable providers in your area offering the best rates, terms, and customer satisfaction.
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Cheap Business Electricity Rates in Houston
As a Texas business owner, you have a choice when it comes to your electricity provider. Take control of the energy budget to power your business with fixed-rate pricing. We’ll handle finding the cheapest electricity rate for you.
ComparePower bridges the gap between you and energy companies by inviting over 30 energy providers to compete for your business in a sealed bid process. Fill out the quotation form below and get started today or visit our Business Electricity page for more information.
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