Published in “May 2011”

Shopping For Texas Electricity Rates Online

There are many things to consider when shopping for an electricity provider in Texas, which can make the process very confusing and frustrating.  This video will give you tips and insights on where to shop online and how to get the most out of your shopping experience. T [...]

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Hurricane Warning flags, US Coast Guard

Summary: Hurricane Forecast for the 2011 Season

[caption id="attachment_3474" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Hurricane Warning flags, US Coast Guard"][/caption] The hurricane experts at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University released their 2011 hurricane forecast back in December. S [...]

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Bounce Energy Supports Our Troops

Many of us know of someone who is in or has served a branch of the United States Military. If you're a family member or friend of someone in military, you often wonder if they are doing okay wherever they may be - whether it be stationed at a United States military post or s [...]

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VIDEO: How Much Electricity Does Your Texas Home Consume? Test It!

There are many appliances in your home that are energy hogs; using a large amount of energy.  It is good to be knowledgeable of how much energy certain appliances use so you will be aware and more cautious. This video will show you how to figure out which appliances draw th [...]

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Guest Blog from CreditDonkey.com – Electricity Theft Costs More Than Just the Electricity Company

Electricity theft is a crime that not only hurts electricity companies but those around us as well. There are many reasons why people may resort to stealing electricity. Whatever the case may be, people think a little here and a little there is not hurting anyone but th [...]

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Wait! What!?!? Did you just say Rewards Programs are a Gimmick?

A few weekends back I was on my way to Home Depot when I tuned into a local “Consumer Advocacy” talk show. I was surprised to hear the hosts and a guest discussing electricity choice in Texas. As I'm driving, one of the hosts asked their guest, an expert who runs a pop [...]

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Guest Blogger: Matt Oberle from TexasElectricityRatings.com (Part 1) – Understanding Month-to-Month Electricity Plans

Without question, the most common gripe I see come through to me are customers who are outraged over the changes made to their electricity rate over the course of their time with their electricity provider. And a vast majority of the time, this occurs with people who signed [...]

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Using Service Magic for Your Backyard Landscaping Projects

Tis’ the season for the flowers to bloom and the greenest of greens to flourish, perhaps for some but not for all. For those of us that might be a bit “landscape-impaired”, there is hope! Thankfully, Service Magic is there to help. Service Magic is a great tool to loca [...]

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Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency Projects eBook!

The tough economy these past two years meant a lot of people couldn't take advantage of the 2009-2010 Energy Efficiency Tax Credit because they couldn't afford new doors, windows, water heaters, or more insulation.  Still, there a few less expensive things you can do around [...]

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EIA Henry Hub Natural Gas Price Predictions April 2011

Summary: Summer 2011 Temperatures and Natural Gas Forecast

With most of Texas under burn bans and wildfires carving up the state like an Easter ham, some people are dreading what the summer weather might be like. The National Weather Service predicts that the current La Nina pattern in the Pacific will gradually deminish in the Paci [...]

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