Summer in Texas is not for the faint of heart. And that means air conditioners are running on high for most, if not all, of June, July, and August. Not only does usage increase seasonally, but demand has risen annually for the last few years, as Texas has become a hotspot — no pun intended — for out-of-state relocation.
Combine this with inflation rising faster than we’ve seen in decades, and it’s no surprise that retail electricity prices increased faster in 2021 than they had since 2008. It’s an upward trend that ERCOT says doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
How to Shield Yourself Against High Energy Costs
There are two solutions if you want to protect yourself against a sky-high electric bill. The first is to be efficient with your energy usage and simply use less of it. The second is to pay a lower rate.
Practicing energy efficiency is something we can all do. Our blog is full of tips on AC maintenance, inexpensive ways to reduce energy usage, and DIY home energy audits, as well as information about energy-saving smart home tech and ways your kids can help you save electricity this summer. Check out our blog for valuable advice on ways to optimize energy usage in your home.
You might not realize this, but paying a lower rate per kilowatt-hour is also an option for many people. Thanks to the deregulated energy market in Texas, you have the power to choose your electricity provider and sign up for a plan that meets your needs with a rate that fits your budget.
Choose an Electricity Plan that Works for You
If you haven’t reviewed the details of your electricity plan in a while, now is the time. You could be overpaying by hundreds of dollars every year if you have a plan that doesn’t meet your household’s needs. Wouldn’t you rather spend that on something more fun than electricity? It’s easy to let utilities go on auto-pilot, but it’s also easy to compare rates, switch providers, and start saving money.
Even if you’re currently on a plan with an early termination fee, it might make financial sense to pay it and switch. If the ETF is $250, but it results in $800 in savings over the length of the service contract, then changing providers is unquestionably the right move.
Protect Yourself Against Rising Costs With the 36 Inflation Fix Plan
In order to help our fellow Texans combat rising inflation, we created the 36 Inflation Fix plan, which provides three full years of reliable service at a fixed rate. This plan offers peace of mind by protecting against inflation, rising energy costs, and market uncertainty. Hot summer? Same rate. Cold winter? Same rate. Market volatility? Same rate. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Energy Texas Is the Best Electricity Provider In Texas
Energy Texas is here to shake up the electricity industry. Best-in-class electricity plans and neighborly customer service are the name of the game here. So whether you’re looking for renewable electricity or the most competitive rates, we’ve got you covered with service that’s straightforward, affordable, and backed by Texas-based customer support.
And with our Texas-sized rewards program, you can earn bill credits, smart thermostats, gift cards, and other perks just for enrolling in autopay, signing up for paperless billing, referring friends, and more.
If you prefer straight-shooting, no-bull dealings, you’ll appreciate Energy Texas. We pride ourselves on doing everything the right way. Our rates are fair, our customer service is unmatched, and our electricity comes from clean, green, renewable sources that are good for the environment and support the Texas economy.
Temperatures will continue to soar, but your electric bill doesn’t have to. Make it an easy, breezy summer by locking in a fixed-rate renewable energy plan. Make the switch to Energy Texas today!