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

How Many kWh Does The Average Apartment Use Per Month?

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How much electricity does an apartment tenant use? Most people don’t consider their electricity cost when they move into an apartment. But even a small place can produce a shocking Texas electricity bill. Bad insulation, a rickety air conditioner, and flimsy windows can make a cheap apartment quite a bit more costly. So how much 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

Best Dallas Valentine’s Day Restaurants   

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Who Has the Best Valentine’s Day Dinner in Dallas? If you’ve found the cheapest electricity rates in Dallas, then you’re in a great position to shock your Valentine’s Day date with an electrifying dining experience! Book a table at one of Dallas’s best restaurants. But since there’s so many, we’ve put our skills for finding the best Read More

CenterPoint TDU Gets Smaller Rate Hike

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How will CenterPoint TDU rate changes impact your electricity bill? In a recent settlement agreement, CenterPoint TDU agreed to smaller rate hikes than it originally intended to levy. What does that mean for you? If you’re a typical residential electricity customer, your electricity bill will go up about a dollar or two. You may not 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

Best Super Bowl Party Themes

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4 Different Super Bowl LIV Party Ideas This is the time of the year where you take what you’ve saved on cheap electricity in Dallas and use it to put on a memorable Super Bowl party. Now, you may or may not be a huge football fan. (Heck, you may still be a bit shocked Read More