Did you know that in Texas, we pay the seventh-highest electricity rates in the country? In fact, Texans are paying about 20% more than they should be for their electricity plans. That’s because many of us don’t know how to compare prices or shop around for a better deal. This post will teach you everything you need to know so that you never overpay again!

Quiz: Are You Paying Too Much For Electricity?

1.) What does your utility bill say? Does it have an average cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh)?

2.) How much do other people with similar homes pay on average in your area for power? Do this by finding out what the median price is and then comparing your bill to the median price.

3.) Do you have energy plans that can save you money? If so, what are they?

For each of these three questions, if your answer is “no” or “I don’t know,” keep reading! You need to know these things about electricity before we get into energy plans and energy providers so that you’ll be able to make a smart comparison between them later on.

Understanding Your Energy Usage

No matter where you live in Texas (or any other state for that matter), it’s hard not to notice how expensive energy bills can get—especially when everyone around us seems to be paying less than we do. But upon closer inspection, energy isn’t always as expensive as it looks. In fact, many energy bills are so high because people don’t understand how energy works.

Let’s take a look at what could be causing this problem and how we can fix it so we can save money on our bills. We’ll also go over some quick tips on how to keep from getting charged more than necessary for electricity in the future.

Here are six things that might cause your electric bill to come out higher than you expect:

1) You have an old, inefficient refrigerator

2) Your air conditioning unit is running excessively

3) You use appliances during peak hours

4) You use too many devices at once, causing energy spikes

5) You don’t have energy plans that can save you money

6) You don’t have energy-efficient bulbs in your home

What to do if you are overpaying for electricity:

If energy bills are coming out higher than you expected, don’t panic. There’s help available! Let’s take a look at where to find energy plans and energy providers that can help bring your energy bill down. Then we’ll give some quick tips on how to make smart energy choices when you’re using electricity services for the first time.

Where to find energy plans and energy providers in Texas:

There are lots of energy providers in Texas to choose from, and Energy Outlet is here to help you find the right option for you. We can help you compare energy plans that are available in your area and offer energy providers that might give you energy rates you didn’t even know were possible!

The process of choosing energy providers is actually pretty simple. Just browse through our site, find a plan that works for your household, and fill out the form to get energy prices from energy providers near you. You’re under no obligation to switch and can cancel anytime without penalty.