How to Choose the Best Texas Electricity Provider for You

By Jessica Bivins, July 25, 2017, Energy Efficiency, Family

Life in Texas is hard to beat. One thing that makes life great in the Lone Star State is your ability to choose your own energy provider in most areas, thanks to deregulation. This puts you in charge because you can choose the energy provider that best fits with your budget, your life and your values.

But here’s where it gets tricky for some: what is the best way to choose your Texas electricity provider? And what are some of the features and services you should look for? Price is always a great place to begin. But did you know that some providers offer other benefits besides a nice price? Here are some questions to ask when you’re shopping around. 

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Does the electricity provider reward you?

What if you could find a Texas energy company that rewards customers for paying on time? They’re out there. For example, with Bounce Energy, your good habit of paying on time will earn you rewards like gift cards and discounted electricity. (Tip: signing up for auto pay makes this effortless, plus you could score an additional discount.) Look for other rewards, such as the chance to earn credits and gift cards after referring a friend. Or you might get a chance to win prizes simply from sharing useful content on social media. Check it out! 

Does the electricity provider put you in control?

Not all customers have the same needs and wants. That’s why it’s important to find a provider that offers a choice that fits your life and the plans you’re making. Look at the type of plan, the terms, the length of the contract and types of rewards. Check to see that it has the payment options that fit your lifestyle. Some customers love auto pay, while others like receiving a paperless bill.

Does the electricity provider give back?

Good energy providers know that strong communities make better customers. The best ones are inspired by the good they are doing in the world — providing a reliable source of energy at an affordable price — and look for other ways to do good. For example, many give to charitable causes. Some will match your monthly donation to a local organization that helps low-income residents pay their electric bill. Before you sign on, poke around their website and social media feed to see which causes, if any, your provider champions and supports.

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Does the electricity provider keep you in the know?

Historically, it’s been hard to plan for electricity costs. Being blind to your daily usage can create an expensive situation later, especially when you’re coming out of a major Texas heat wave. Smart providers do something about that. Go with a company that sheds some light on how much you’re using before the bill arrives. With tools like weekly usage reports delivered to your inbox, you can track your progress, get an estimate on your next bill and grab some useful energy-saving tips as well.

 

With all of the Texas electricity choices out there, you should find a provider that is just right for you. Choose a provider that fits your lifestyle and values. 

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