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4Change Energy is a retail electricity provider that serves residential customers across Texas. 4Change was built for customers who think electricity should be easy and who care about their community. Their self-service platform and EZ Pay program make it easy to be a customer. The fact that they give 4% of annual profits to local charities means that customers are giving back to their communities every time they turn on a light. Upon enrollment, customers can choose to support one of the following charities:
  • American Cancer Society
  • Feeding Texas
  • American Red Cross
  • Heroes For Children

About 4Change Energy

From its start in 2012, 4Change Energy set out to provide cheap electricity to its customers while giving back to their Texas communities. Headquartered in Dallas, the company contributes 4% of their profits on their customers' behalf to the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Heroes for Children and Feeding Texas. In 2016, the company came under the control of Vistra Energy and is now part of its Value Based Brands subsidiary.

Over the years, 4Change Energy has consistently won numerous customer trust and satisfaction awards. Most recently its high ratings for customer satisfaction with billing, payment and customer service got it named to the top ten in Escalent's 2020 and 2021 Texas REP Trusted Brand survey and in 2019 was rated the #2 Most Trusted Provider.

4Change Energy Plans & Rates

4Change Energy currently has 4 plans available on our site.

Our Rate Comparison Page will let you compare 4 different 4Change Energy Rates

Not sure what kind of 4Change Energy plan you're looking for?
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Type Company & Plan Term
Tiered Rate Maxx Saver Select 12 12
Tiered Rate Maxx Saver Select 24 24
Fixed Rate One Rate 24 24
Fixed Rate One Rate 12 12

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4Change Energy Ratings

The overall score for 4Change Energy is 3.99. Their best category was Community where they earned a score of 4.77, while their worst rating came in at 2.48 in Market Perception. More detailed information on these ratings is available on our 4Change Energy Rating Detail page.

4Change Energy earned a Silver Award in our most recent semi-annual rating process with an overall rating of 3.99

Texas Electricity Ratings's Silver Tier providers are tremendous Texas electric companies. They all combine great customer service, lots of different plan offerings, and great communication from their companies to their customers and communities. If you select a plan from one of these providers you can be confident that you're selecting a great company with a good track record.

  • Rating Overall
  • 3.99
  • Communications
  • 3.43
  • Community
  • 4.77
  • Market Perception
  • 2.48
  • Operations
  • 4.73
  • Products
  • 3.73

4Change Energy Frequently Asked Questions

Texas electricity deregulation, and Retail Electricity Providers can be complicated.

To answer your frequently asked questions about 4Change Energy read on.

What is the cheapest electricity plan that 4Change Energy has?

The cheapest 4Change Energy plan is Maxx Saver Select 24 with a rate starting at 9.4¢ per kWh. Customers of 4Change Energy can expect their average bill to fall around $152 per month on this plan. This plan's early termination fee is $20 per month remaining. This is a 24 month plan.

More details on this plan can be found on the Maxx Saver Select 24 plan page or by calling 888-364-9078.

4Change Energy has 3 more plans with rates starting at 9.5¢ per kWh@1000/kWh and estimated monthly bills starting at $153.

Where can I order 4Change Energy electricity?

You can find 4 plans starting at 8.9¢/kWh on our 4Change Energy plans and products page.

What do customers think about 4Change Energy?

The average customer review in Texas is 1.8. The average 4Change Energy customer review is 4.1 / 5 stars. For a different take you can go on over to our company ratings page for 4Change Energy

Why is my electricity rate higher than when I signed up?

The rate you see when you sign up is the average rate at that exact amount of usage in one billing cycle.

Some companies try to game the system by applying bill credits between certain usage thresholds. It works great if you are within the margins, but as soon as you leave that band you no longer get that bill credit and your rate per kWh can double. The PUC only requires that companies disclose their average rates at 500, 1000, and 2000 kWhs. Companies can get around this by giving you a $50 bill credit if you use between 1000 and 2000 kWhs per billing cycle.

The only way to really know what you're getting into is to read your EFL. A 10¢ rate at all usage amounts may end up being cheaper than that 8¢ rate at 1,000 kWh!

What are the cheapest natural gas plans that 4Change Energy has?

This retailer does not offer any natural gas plans in your area at this time.

Does 4Change Energy have no-deposit plans?

Unfortunately, 4Change Energy does not offer any non-deposit plans at this time. Popular non-deposit plans from other reps are:

Featured Plans for 4Change Energy

These are a few plans that we think you'll like. We also have a more detailed listing of all TX plans for 4Change Energy, or you can use our 4Change Energy Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

One Rate 24
  • 15.5¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 24 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $155/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 24 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
One Rate 12
  • 15.9¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 12 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $159/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 12 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable

4Change Energy In The Community

G4Change Energy was founded on the idea to do something that's good for your wallet and your neighbors. That's why the company contributes 4% of its profits to charity. After its founding in 2012, the company polled a large group of local electricity customers to find the four stand-out causes to contribute to: the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Heroes for Children, and Feeding Texas.

Feeding Texas is a network of 21 member food banks that provide over 5 million Texans annually with food and resources. In 2016, 4Change Energy delivered its first contribution check to the North Texas Food Bank. In 2022, the company helped sponsor the Nourish North Texas Telethon hosted by North Texas Food Bank. It's estimated, one in every five children in the North Texas region being food-insecure. The event helped raise funds to provide 2.1 million meals in the region.

Since 2004, Heroes for Children has provided $7 million to over 7000 Texas families in need to help their children battle cancer. 4Change started participating as a booth sponsor for Heroes for Children Heart of Gold 5k and Fun Run in 2016. In 2021, 4Change joined other corporate sponsors at the $10,000 + level to help increase hospital budgets.

When hurricanes and other disasters hit Texans, the the American Red Cross is there to help. As a Ready 365 Giving Circle Member, 4Change Energy supports the Red Cross North Texas Region with about $10,000 per year.

The American Cancer Society is the largest private, nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States. 4Change Energy is committed to supporting the American Cancer Society to fund innovative cancer research to find a cure. The company has partnered for several years with the American Cancer Society to sponsor fund raising events, including the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

How do I get the Cheapest 4Change Energy Rate?

We've created a step by step guide to help you get the cheapest electricity rate. Or you can use our Bill Calculator tool.

Listed here are the cheapest rates offered by 4Change Energy in your area. If you would like, you may compare all 4Change Energy rates, or view all 4Change Energy plans and products to choose the best electricity plan for your home.

4Change Energy Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 month 9.4¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 month 9.5¢
4Change Energy - One Rate 24 24 month 15.5¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

4Change Energy Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 month 8.9¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 month 9.0¢
4Change Energy - One Rate 24 24 month 14.5¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

4Change Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 month 9.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 month 9.9¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

4Change Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 month 9.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 month 9.8¢
4Change Energy - One Rate 12 12 month 15.9¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

Understand Your 4Change Energy Bill

Unsure about how to decipher your 4Change Energy bill?

We can help.

Check out our How to Understand your 4Change Energy Bill page where you can get information on what the various charges and fees mean.

Real Customer Reviews for 4Change Energy

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Recent Good Review from Edward Davis

4Change Energy Scores and Ratings:

Texas Electricity Ratings Overall Score for 4Change Energy

4.0 / 5

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Get 12 Month Electricity With Low ETF Rate

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See how getting a low ETF rate plan can help save you money over the long term.
Some cheap electricity plans can strike you out with expensive early termination fees. See how getting a low ETF rate plan can help save you money this year over the long term.

Which 12 Month Electricity Plans Have Low ETF Rates?

On the baseball diamond, a shortstop must be able to pivot in an instant. At the crack of the bat and the flash of the ball’s reddish white blur, the fielder turns to make the play. When it comes to retail electricity plans, your ability to pivot to a new one may be your best play. But an early termination fee, or ETF, can stand in your way of switching to a new electricity plan. However, some plans have very reasonable ETFs. These plans can give you the flexibility to make a move that will save you more cash over time. Let's check out these low ETF rate 12-month plans that won’t hamper your ability to play the field.

Find a Low ETF Rate

The Pulse Power Texas Saver 12 and the New Power Texas Power of Credit 12 plans have nearly identical electricity facts labels. Both plans advertise a reasonably competitive rate of 8.0 cents per kWh. While most of today’s plans have early termination fees of at least $150, these plans weigh in at $125. No matter how early you terminate your contract, you pay that $125.It's sometimes argued that ETF rates which stay constant may cost you less over the long term -- IF you leave the plan soon after starting it and IF you switch to a plan with a much lower rate. Unfortunately, that's also easier said than done.

Get A Steadily Dropping Low ETF Rate

Sometimes retail electricity companies structure their early termination fees differently. Rather than a flat fee, they charge an amount for each month left on a customer’s contract period. As a result, for each month you remain with your provider, the less you will need to pay to leave the plan early. Typically, the last two months will have a low enough ETF rate that makes it less costly to leave early. That’s how the ETF works on the 4Change Energy Maxx Saver 12 plan. This plan’s average price is 8.8 cents. The ETF rate for this plan is $20 for each month remaining on the contract. Let’s spin this forward in a practical example. Say you sign up for this plan now and want to switch when prices typically drop around April. You’d be about five months into your contract which means you would pay $20 for each of the seven months remaining on your contract. That factors to a $140 early termination fee. Will the savings on a new plan be worth it at that point? That depends on how low the new plan's price is.

Completing Your Contract

If you decide not to switch plans and therefore spare yourself from the ETF, you still need to shop for Texas electricity. Just before your plan ends, you should find a new plan to suit your electricity usage needs. If you don’t, your retail provider will move you to a variable rate plan. So you definitely want to lock in a new plan to avoid fluctuating -- and often high -- prices. 

Make The Switch

Shopping electricity rates helps you keep your eye on the ball. Sure, you probably want to switch plans now, or you may want to switch again later when you decide coughing up the ETF is worth it. Either way, you can find the best Texas electricity plans on Switching is easy because it takes just a few pieces of information and a few clicks. Then, you let the savings roll in.

Shop These Cheap Bill Credit Electric Plans In Irving

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With Texas electric rates rising, you need to find out who has cheap bill credit plans that add up to savings!

Who Has the Cheapest Bill Credit Plan in Irving?

Bill credit electricity in Texas gives you the opportunity to earn back some of what you spend on electricity if you reach a certain usage threshold. But not all bill credit plans are equal. And with Texas electric rates on the rise, you need to lock in the lowest rate while you can. Shop these cheap bill credit electric plans in Irving now!

Comparing Cheap Bill Credit Electric in Irving

Maxx Saver 12 from 4Change Energy has a low energy charge of 12.45 cents per kWh and no base charge. Once you use 1000 kWh of electricity, you'll receive a bill credit for $90. After you factor this in with the standard TDU charges, the bill credit cuts the average rate for 1000 kWh to a cheap 7.9 cents per kWh.The worst estimated electric rates for this plan would be in April because your usage falls below 1000 kWh. So, the price jumps to 17 cents per kWh for 857 kWh of use. That's an estimated bill of $146. Alternatively, the best month for low electricity rates would be in August at 11.8 cents per kWh.  For 1,812 kWh of use, that gives you an estimated bill of $214.Best Value 12 from Frontier Utilities has an energy charge of 10.9 cents per kWh. If you use between 1000 kWh and 1500 kWh, you'll receive the $75 bill credit. Once you add the bill credit and TDU charges, the average rate for 1000 kWh of electricity use is also 7.9 cents per kWh.But note how keeping your usage within the 1000 kWh to 1500 kWh range is key. April is also not the best month on this plan. The average estimated electric rate is 15.5 cents per kWh for 857 kWh of use. That's an estimated bill of $132. And the cheapest estimated rates would also be in August at a slightly lower 15.2 cents per kWh for 1,812 kWh of use (an estimated bill of $276).

Which Bill Credit Electric Plan Is the Cheapest?

Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 from Gexa Energy has a steeper energy charge at 13 cents per kWh. However, the plan offers a $100 bill credit for 1000 - 2000 kWh of use. The average rate for electricity once you factor in the bill credit, the TDU charges, and the electric rate comes to 7.5 cents per kWh for 1000 kWh of use.Likewise, April has the worst estimated rates at 17.6 cents per kWh for 857 kWh of use. That's an estimated bill of $150. However, the best estimated month for low electricity rates is in August. The average rate is around 11.8 cents per kWh for 1,812 kWh of use. In short, that's an estimated bill of $214.It's a close one between Maxx Saver 12 and Gexa Saver Deluxe 12. However, Maxx Saver 12 offers slightly lower rates and a lower overall estimated monthly bill ($123 vs $133). Plus, you won't have to worry about using too much electricity and missing out on their cheap bill credit.

What to Do When Your Electricity Contract Ends

Whatever you do, don't let your contract end without choosing a new plan or extending your contract. Otherwise, your provider places you onto a default renewal product. These are variable rate plans with very expensive electricity rates. But don't worry. As an Oncor customer, you are free to shop and compare electricity plans to get the best electric plan for your family.

Compare Cheap Tiered Electricity Plans in Irving

We make it easy for you to compare new electricity plans in Irving. Shop and get the latest news, tips, and tools to help you sort through all the plans out there. Quickly find the best electricity plan for your home and start saving on your monthly electricity bills today!

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