Use this guide to quickly find your best electric plan in minutes.
Moving or Switching?1 of 5
Are you moving in, or are you just looking to switch to a new electric company?
House or Apartment?2 of 5
Is this for a House or an Apartment?
What’s your usage?3 of 5
Choose your home type or enter your monthly usage to shop total monthly cost:
500-1200 square feet,
1200-2000 square feet,
2000-3000 square feet,
3000+ square feet,
Enter your monthly kWh average
Enter your own monthly usage history:
Some plans have different discounts, fees, and pricing tiers that may or may not apply each month depending on your usage.
ComparePower will calculate each month’s bill for every plan and show total cost for all bills combined.
Click on each month above to input as much usage data as you have. Then press the “next” button.
Things to consider...Why is comparing monthly plan cost based on your usage so important?
Electricity companies advertise their best “price per kWh” rates based on an exact monthly usage (usually 1000 or 2000 kWh). But you don’t use exactly 1000 kWh or exactly 2000 kWh. No one does.
This advertised “price per kWh” doesn’t apply the same in different households that use different amounts of energy. It’s not the same as gasoline pricing where the “price per gallon” applies to every gallon.
Buy 1 gallon or 10, it’s all the same price per gallon.
This is simply not the case with electricity. Every plan has a different equation used to calculate your monthly bill. The math is complicated.
At ComparePower, that math has already been done for you for every plan. We show you total monthly energy costs for all the plans based on your expected monthly usage.
This way you can be confident you aren’t signing up for a low advertised rate but instead choose a rate based on costs for your usage. That’s real power.
- choose a usage based on home size, or
- Not sure? Click here use our estimator tool
- look at your past bills and click here to enter your estimated monthly usage or
- Have your usage history for past bills? Click here to leverage our most powerful tool and shop based on your usage history.
Terms / Contracts4 of 5
What contact terms interest you?
If you move out before your fixed-rate contract is up, don’t worry. You will NOT be charged an early termination fee if you cancel your service because you are moving. Texas law!
Things to consider...Will I be charged a fee if I move out or cancel service before the end of my contract?
Texas law states that in the event of a move out, energy companies cannot charge a contract “early termination fee”.
This enables you to choose any term contract you like without fear of being charged a large fee if you have to move.
If you enter into a contract and switch providers (not move, but switch providers at the same address) more than 14 days early of your contract’s expiration, you will be charged an early termination fee.
So, don’t worry about your lease length or if you have to move. Just be sure to not switch providers before 14 days early of your contract expiration. You can determine you expiration date by calling your provider, or it may be printed on your bill.
How important is “Going Green”?5 of 5
Green Energy is energy generated from renewable resource like wind and solar.
Things to consider...What is “Going Green” with energy?
Green Energy, also called Renewable Energy or Renewable Energy Content, is energy generated by Wind, Hydroelectric Dams, Solar Panels, etc.
As opposed to Coal or Nuclear processes, these Green Resources are easily replenished and take less of a toll on Earth’s ecosystem.
When you elect to purchase 100% Green Energy the amount of energy your home uses is added back into the Energy Grid by renewable resources only (Wind, Hyrdoelectric, Solar, etc.)
The electricity itself is the same, you are just ensuring that the method used to generate it takes less of a toll on our natural resources.
1. Size of home:
2. Number of residents:
3. Your energy habits:
Approximate monthly kWh usage:
Disclaimer: This tool is for approximation purposes only. Accuracy is not guaranteed or implied.
The approximated monthly usage is based on an average over 12 months. Air conditioning and heating costs can vary and often account for up to 50 percent of your home’s energy use during different seasons.
Factors such as size of your home, weather, construction, heating and cooling equipment type, insulation, and family living habits will influence your actual usage.