Watch Out This Hurricane Season in Texas

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In Texas, June 1 is the beginning of hurricane season. With Texas so often pounded by these storms, residents want to know what to expect this summer. According to several weather bureaus, Summer 2021 looks like it will be an “above-normal” hurricane season. Chief among them, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted “an Read More

How Energy Customers Can Best Weather the TX Grid Failure

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Electricity Customers Will Survive the Texas Power Grid Failure One impish pal privately quipped to me that news about the Texas freeze reminded him of Sunday morning church after a Saturday night chili festival — lots of strained grimaces, startling noises, and mortified amazement. Still, crude humor aside, Texas energy customers are rightly outraged at events Read More

How Big Texas Freeze Shut Down ERCOT

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  How Did Cold Weather Freeze The Texas Grid? With Arctic-like cold and wind chills likely sticking around Texas until the weekend, many  electricity customers inn ERCOT are finding time to wonder what happened on Sunday, February 15. After all, the past week’s cold weather catastrophe seems more at home in the bleak whiteness of Read More

Texas Freeze – How To Keep Warm If Your Power Goes Out

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How Do I Keep My Home Warm During Power Outage Texans woke to teeth-chattering Arctic cold this morning scarcely seen in decades. With temperatures struggling to climb from single digits in the wee-small hours, ERCOT warned Texas electric customers to conserve electricity. Otherwise, “Rotating outages  may be needed to protect the system.” The combination of Read More

Arctic Blast May Freeze Your Water Pipes

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Extreme Cold Coming to Houston – Protect Your Pipes Now! Part of the Arctic Vortex is pushing southward deep into heart of Texas. And if you’ve seen the local news, you know that Houston faces frigid Monday lows of 16°F! Not only will most folks get higher electric bills, but many homes could freeze their Read More

Great Tips To Survive Hurricane Power Outage

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Houston Could Lose Electricity This Week Hurricane Laura is predicted to make landfall somewhere between San Luis Pass, Texas and Intracoastal City, Louisiana as the season’s first major hurricane. Packing Category 3 winds of 100 mph, the storm is expected to make landfall sometime either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning. With winds that strong, Read More

How Much Does Air Conditioning An Apartment in Houston Cost?

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What’s The Average Electric Bill To Cool My Apartment? Hunting for a new apartment in Houston, TX? One thing you want to know is how much it costs to run an air conditioner. It seems a straight forward question, right? There’s plenty of exhaustive DOE reports on the average Houston home’s electricity usage. But why Read More

2020 Best Texas Electricity Provider Ratings

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Who Is The Best Electricity Supplier In Texas? Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloomy pandemic stays the need for electricity in Texas. It’s for that very reason that Texas Electricity Ratings has released their annual rankings for the best retail electricity providers in the state of Texas. Ranking Texas Retail Electricity Providers Energy providers Read More

COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program Extended

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Public Utility Commission Continues Shut Off Protections The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) announced that it was extending the Covid-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP) until August 31, 2020. The PUCT originally set the program to end on July 17 as the anticipated number of cases eased. Unfortunately,  the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and Read More

Can A Dirty Air Filter Cause A High Electric Bill?

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Energy Savings From Changing An Air Filter? You’ve just received your Texas light company bill and for the third straight month, it’s running higher than normal. So, you’re probably wondering if you’ve been doing different this month. Ask yourself when was the last time you changed the air filter in your home’s heating, ventilation air-conditioning Read More