N.B. asks from Allen, TX on July 26, 2006
Has Anyone Changed Their Electric Company and Seen Savings?
My electric bill was $720 this month (although we keep our thermostats at 76 downstairs and 78 upstairs)!
Has anyone switched from TXU to another electric company and actually seen savings?
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T. answers from Dallas on July 27, 2006
I have changed from TXU before to Direct Energy. I switched back to TXU. It has never worked out for me when I have switched to other providers in the past.
S.A. answers from Dallas on July 27, 2006
I am with Stream Energy and they are simply wonderful. You can check them out on my site. www.sdavis.igniteinc.biz. It's very easy to switch.
K.C. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
That's awful - I thought ours was bad! We had a $550 bill last month, which was about $150-$200 more than normal. We have a 3700 sq ft house that we keep at 72 deg. down and 73 up, and we use CoServ. We actually tried to switch last month but I don't think we have any options where we are, from what I understand. There was a new company out of Carrollton profiled on today's business page (Dallas Morning News) called Choose Energy. Apparently you can go to their website, www.chooseenergy.com and it acts like an Orbitz but for energy prices wherever you are located. You might want to check it out!
D.L. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
Reliant Energy! I've seen at least a $100 savings since switching from TXU. TXU is a rip off. Good luck!
p.s. I've also learned to read my own meters. It's really easy. Just FYI.
S.M. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
If your electricity bill is that much with that high of a temp setting, you've got to have something inefficient going on - leaking out windows, attic, something. Don't the electric companies come out for free and do a survey of your home and find ways you can help reduce consumption? I would try that.
W.F. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
Absolutely! TXU has the highest prices in the area. You can switch to just about anyone and see savings over their rates. We switched to Stream Energy last year and locked in a great rate, which, sadly, is about to expire, but we have seen tremendous savings over the past 12 months. Check out www.powertochoose.org to compare current rates of providers.
E.T. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
we switched to gexa energy and have seen great savings. I also get AA miles for every dollar I spend.
a comparison site I heard about is http://www.saveonenergy.com
Before you switch, you need to know how many kilowatt hours you use in a month because rates depend on usage. Once you know how much you use, you can compare the rates of different companies for that particular usage.
K. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
Check out www.powertochoose.org for comparisons. I have just switched to Reliant because of some cramming issues but I know that there isn't going to be much of a savings.
I have been monitoring my electrical usage since we bought an old house. Our air conditioners are not energy efficient so I have been looking at other ways to save. I do not use my dryer now. I have a web of clothesline hanging in my garage and a few drying racks, I do about one load a day. I noticied about a $90 savings when I first stopped using it. It's an old house, 3700 sq ft with 2 old air conditioners and my bill was $520 for last month.
M. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2006
We have switched to reliant and have been with them for a while now. We did see a nice change. Our average billing for a 2200sqf house, with a temp of 80 degrees is $206 per month