7 Scary Mistakes in Choosing an Electric Provider

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How to Avoid Frightening Energy Bills Texans have the power to choose the cheapest energy rates from the best electricity companies. Sadly, a lot of Oncor customers pay more for electricity than they should. That’s because they make these 7 scary mistakes in choosing an electric provider. Here’s what you need to avoid. 1 Not Reading Read More

Is The Texas Grid Ready for Winter?

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Winter Is Coming — Is Texas Ready? You’ve all seen the Game of Thrones meme. Lord Eddard Stark wrapped in a thick cloak clasps a downward point sword. Next to him is the caption “Winter is Coming”. Many Texans wonder if they’ll again scramble for bottled water and firewood as they did during Winter Storm Uri. Read More

How to Inspect your Dallas Window AC 

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How can I service my window air conditioner at home? One easy way to save on your monthly electricity bills in Dallas is to maintain your window AC. Wondering exactly how to inspect your Dallas window AC? Don’t stress. We’ll walk you through all the steps in this short and thorough guide. Window AC Maintenance Read More

13 Ways to Save Money on Your Move to Dallas

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How to Save Money During Your Move to Texas There are a lot of ways to make moving to a big city easier and more affordable. And with the average cost of a local move is around $1,250 and long-distance moves costing $4,890, every dollar you save counts. If you want to save more money when Read More

New TX Energy Law To Impact Customers

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Will Texas Ban Electricity Plans Like Griddy? Few things have bipartisan support like never letting the power outages from Winter Storm Uri ever happen again. As Texas’s political leaders decide how to best do this, one piece of legislation is flying through the Capitol. House Bill 16 proposes banning wholesale pass-through electric products like those Read More

Rate Reforms Planned for Texas Grid

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What Planned Rate Reforms for the Texas Grid Are Coming? The thaw after Winter Storm Uri has come, and nearly all Texans have reliable power and water once again. But as Texans huddled in unheated homes and boiled snow for potable water, they wondered who to blame.  They also wanted measures in place to prevent 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