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How Can I Prepare for a Winter Storm in Texas? | Bounce Energy Blog

How Can I Prepare for a Winter Storm in Texas?

Compared to what northern cities like Minneapolis, MN or Chicago, IL experience, Texas winters are mild. Much of the state usually enjoys winter daytime highs in the 50°F range (or higher!) with night time lows only reaching freezing temperatures on occasion. And that does [...]

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How Do I Shop for Electricity in Texas? Summer Prep Series Part 1

May has arrived in Texas, so it’s time for music, weddings, Cinco de Mayo, and the first waves of summertime heat and humidity. In a state where the daily summer temperature hovers between “well-done” and “nuclear,” you know how hard it is to cool your home while [...]

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Celebrate Our 8th Birthday with Savings on Your Electricity Bill!

Bounce Energy Turns 8, and You Could Earn 50% Off Your Bill! Wow! It’s hard to believe we’ve been around for 8 years! It all began back in 2008 around a little wooden table in our founder’s kitchen. We are proud to serve customers across the great state of Texas, giv [...]

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Can the Spring 2016 Natural Gas Market Affect My Electricity Bill?

More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever. In fact natural gas makes up about half of the generation capacity for Texas, while the Northeast United States is 95% powered by natural gas. Thus, understanding what’s happening in the natural gas industry ca [...]

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What are Grid Batteries and How Can They Charge Up the Future?

Several factors facing the power industry drive the growth in grid battery development. With more renewable sources in the mix, grid batteries provide a flexible means of storing energy for later use. For example, West Texas wind turbines produce the most energy at night and [...]

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Step Into the Future with the 6 Top Home Thermostats of 2016

Back in 2013, we wrote a very well-received post about the best smart and programmable thermostats in the market. A lot has changed since then, so we decided to take a look at what's happened in the industry over the past three years. Strange as it sounds, home thermostat [...]

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Investigating the Status of the Coal Industry: the 2016 Winter-Spring Coal Update

Across the board, many market watchers and energy analysts are describing 2015-2016 as the beginning of the end for coal. Over 90% of coal mined in the US goes to power generation, but because of cheap natural gas, there’s less of it being burned and less of it being mined [...]

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Production, Weather, and Prices – the Winter 2016 Natural Gas Update

As more electric utilities burn natural gas to generate electricity, both the supply and price of natural gas have a direct effect on your monthly electric bill. The current huge El Niño is expected to peak in December 2015 with its strength diminishing to neutral by late [...]

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Understand Your Texas Electricity Bill with EmPOWERing Insights from Bounce Energy

We’re always looking for ways to help you figure out what’s happening on your electricity bill each month. You need to pay that bill to keep your lights on, but you want to understand all those charges before you pay them. We get it – we’re energy customers too – b [...]

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My Power is Out Because of This Storm! Who Do I Call?

No one wants to be without electricity in the home – especially when a bad storm like Hurricane Patricia brings wind and rain. If this happens to you, you should immediately contact your local utility company for assistance. Also known as the Transmission and Distribution [...]

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