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

Does Hot Water Affect Your Dallas Electric Bill?  

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How Much Does It Cost to Heat a 50-gallon Water Heater? Water heating accounts for roughly 18% of your annual energy use. That makes it the second-biggest energy expense in your home (heating and cooling is the first). If you’re looking at getting the cheapest electricity rates in Texas, then you need a better understanding Read More

ERCOT Warns Record Summer Electricity Use

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ERCOT Reserve Margin 2020 News ERCOT released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) prediction on Thursday, March 5 for Spring 2020 (March – May) and also its preliminary Summer (June – September) assessment. ERCOT anticipates having enough electricity capacity to meet the forecast 64,233 MW spring peak load. However, this summer looks like Read More

What Costs Most On Your Dallas Electric Bill? 

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Cut Your Monthly Electricity Bill  Bill shock sucks. There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of your billing cycle only to find out that your Texas electricity bill is through the roof! Often, your appliances are the culprits. Knowing which ones use the most electricity while applying these energy-saving tips can help you avoid Read More

Why Is My Houston Electric Bill So High In The Winter?

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What can I do about my Houston electric bill this winter? When September comes, Texans rejoice because football is back, and summer electricity bills are gone. Fall and spring bring the lowest electricity prices of the year, but winter has its own price spike. Winter electricity bills aren’t as high as summer bills. However, the Read More

Does A New TV Use More Texas Electricity Than A Light Bulb?

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How Much Energy Does Your TV Use? Recently, I ran into a guy at a bar who made a bet with me that a new TV uses less Texas electricity than a lightbulb. Maybe 10 years ago, I thought as I took the bet. With the stakes high (we’re talking an entire bar tab on Read More

Is It Cheaper To Leave Your Thermostat At One Temperature?

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You’ve probably heard somewhere that keeping your Texas home at a steady temperature will save you than if you turned down the thermostat. It sounds like it should make sense, right? After all, if you turn down the heat in your home, the temperature drops  and then you’ll have to pay those high Texas electricity Read More

How Many kWh Does A Fridge Use?

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Easy Tips to Reduce Your Refrigerator’s Energy Use  Keeping your Texas electricity bills low is crucial if you want to save money. But some appliances, like your HVAC system, make that easier than others. You can’t exactly turn off your refrigerator, for instance, because it needs to preserve your food. So, how can you make Read More

Massive Renewable Energy Projects Beginning in Texas

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What Texas renewable energy projects will come online in 2020? Texas has become a hotbed for solar farms and wind farms with energy companies investing big money into massive renewable energy projects. Many huge projects are on schedule to begin producing green energy for Texas homes and businesses. More utility scale battery storage facilities should Read More

How Many kWh Per Month Is Normal For A Houston Home?

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What electricity’s usage is normal for a Houston home? Normal usage for a Houston home is a relative concept. Different houses are different sizes, are of different ages, and have different large appliances. Even holding these factors constant, different households use different amounts of energy. Still it’s useful to know what normal electricity usage is Read More