How do I determine how many kWh I use?
Use this kilowatt-hour (kWh) electricity usage and consumption calculator to quickly estimate your expected energy usage based on your home size in square feet (sqft), the number of occupants, and your energy usage habits.
Determine your usage then compare electric rates.
Estimate your usage using the tool.
Then, if you’d like, you can shop for a light company with the cheapest electricity plans and rates for your usage.
Just enter your zip code above to get started.
Let’s quickly find your best energy plan.
1. Size of home:
2. Number of residents:
3. Your energy habits:
Approximate average monthly usage: 690 kWh
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.
kWh Usage Pricing Calculator
Input as many months of usage history as you can gather, then click “Compare Rates”.
If you can’t find your usage history, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page.
How to Switch Electricity Providers
Learn how to choose the right energy plan for your home to make an informed decision when switching energy companies in Texas.
Did you know electricity plans in Texas are priced according to how much energy you use each month?
That’s right. The amount of energy you use each month dictates the rate you pay for energy that month.
This is why it is very important to understand your monthly energy consumption when shopping for a new electricity plan in Texas.
To determine the best plan for your home you need to understand how much energy you use on any given month.
By the end of this short exercise, you’ll know how to compare electricity plan options by total annual cost instead of buying into advertised “teaser” rates.
Find your previous month’s energy bills or log into your existing energy company website. Write down month-by-month how many kilowatt-hours of energy you consumed last year.
It is ok if you do not have all 12 months of usage. Gather as many months as you can find. The more months the better.
If you can’t find your usage history, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page
Make an Informed Decision
We’ll show you how to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the best energy company plan for your home.
Is your electricity bill too high? If you’re confused with all the different energy companies and electricity plans in Texas, you’re not alone.
Many Texans choose their electricity company based on advertisements they see on TV, brand recognition, or recommendations from friends and family.
Knowledge is power. Blindly deciding on your energy company without first knowing how to shop for the best electricity plan can end up costing you and your family a lot more money.
Next, we’ll show you step-by-step how to shop for the best plan so you can put your hard-earned money to better use than giving it away to an energy company that sold you the wrong plan for your needs.
Predictability is Power
Some electricity 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 the total cost for all bills combined. Now that is powerful!
Find the RIGHT energy company and your best electricity plan in 4 simple steps.
- Gather your home’s historical kWh usage month by month for the past 12 months. It’s ok if you don’t have all 12 months. The more months the better.
- Enter your historical usage month by month into the calculator below.
- Click on Compare Rates to compare competing light company rate plans based on your home’s custom usage.
- Enroll online or over the phone in about 5 minutes.
kWh Usage Pricing Calculator Video
Still confused about why this is so important? This short 2-minute video will show you how to find your best plan on ComparePower.
How to determine your kWh Usage for a new home
What if you’re moving into a new home and do not have past or historical usage?
The best way to shop for an energy plan in Texas is still by estimating your anticipated monthly usage.
This Online Electricity Usage Calculator will help you estimate your new home approximate energy usage.
If you can’t determine your usage, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page.
Conclusion: Your turn to save
We’ve shown you how a few simple steps can help find the best electricity plan for your home.
Many users of this advanced way of shopping have reported saving over $2000 a year on their electric bill. That’s real money.
Give our usage estimator tool a try and see what you could be saving.