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 While home cooling only accounts for 6 percent of the average home's energy use, it can lead to high energy bills during the summer months. This summer, don't let your energy bills go through the roof.

What would you do with an extra $200?

The average home in Texas spends over $1,500 per year on electricity.  Ugh!

Rates for electricity plans can vary by as much as 5¢ per kilowatt hour (kWh).  It may not sound like much, but just saving 1.5¢ per kWh would give you and extra $200 a year to spend on anything you want!


Going on a Trip? Give Your Energy Bill a Break!

A vacation is a great way to get away from it all. Did you know that by taking a few simple steps, you can give your electricity bill a break, as well? Adjusting the settings on your home appliances and electronic devices before you leave will help you save energy and money.


A little TLC will keep your air conditioner running cool all summer.

Your air conditioner works hard when it’s hot out and it collects dust, dirt, and mildew during the rest of the year. This lowers its operating efficiency and your home's air quality.  Plus, the price of electricity is not getting any lower!  

Follow these tips to keep cool, use less electricity and save money this summer!


The Only Way To Compare Texas Electricity Rates

The average Texas household can save almost $600 a year by choosing a lower-priced electricity plan. (link to last week blog “It Pays to Shop Around and Compare) Shopping for electricity rates is a great way to save money  (link to last week blog “It Pays to Shop Around and Compare”)   but only if you know what to look for.


In Texas, electric providers can show you either a bundled rate or an unbundled rate. If you don't want surprises when you open your bill, you want to see bundled rates.

When comparing prices of electricity in Texas, don’t end up paying more for electricity than you wanted and being shocked when you get your electricity bill.  Remember these 2 simple rules: Look for bundled offers and ask about low usage fees!


How Often Do You Need to Change Your Passwords?

How Often Do You Need to Change Your Passwords? Not as often as you thought. A Microsoft study a couple of years ago found that mandatory password changes cost billions in lost productivity—for very little security payoff. So how often do you need to change your password? It depends on what the password is used for.

Find out the Truth About Early Cancellation Fees

Like many cell phone companies, most Retail Electricity Providers charge a fee if you cancel your contract early. When looking for cheaper residential electricity prices, there are two types of cancellation fees you want to be aware of: fixed and pro-rated fees.

Home Energy auditors around the country have been investigating common home energy problems. We collected 5 tips of their best tips to help you save money on electricity bills without hiring a professional. You can also get rebates, or installation support from your local electric or gas company.

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