What Is Your Electric Rate???

Updated on February 27, 2008
A.H. asks from Allen, TX
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I was wondering what is the average electric rate per kwh is? We are, according to our bill, on average paying about 12.34 cents per kWH, (about $350p.m). Is this a good rate? We are with Cirro Energy, we never had any problems with them but I just want to make sure we are not paying to much.

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T.S.

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We are with Stream Energy and we pay 11, it also depends on some companies how much electricity you use. Hope this helps.

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C.B.

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Good morning. I use Riverway Power and I pay about 11.4 and then after so much energy is used, the next chunk of energy is charged at like 11.6 till the next chunk etc....the highest ive paid is 11.7 but each tier is charged differently, less you use, cheaper it is....I also like it because I can pay with my debit card without incurring another charge, unlike Gexa.......but they were cheap too...just not this cheap. But you have to pay on time or else they charge you 20 bucks late fee. The problem with deregulation is that not enough people are willing to shop around, therefore TXU still dictates most of the price to beat.
These websites may help you more.

http://www.powertochoose.org/
http://www.texaselectricrate.com/
www.riverwaypower.com
www.gexa.com

If you go with riverway, please shoot me your email, there is a referral bonus of 10 bucks off for me:)
Hopes this helps.

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N.C.

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Check out Stream Energy - the last time I checked it was 11 cents per KWH. I've been with them for over 2 years and have gone to average billing - I have a 2600 square foot home and my electric bill is $270/month.

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L.S.

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Go to www.powertochoose.com and you can compare all the different rates. We just signed up for a no contract service with Gexa and will be getting 9 cents per kWH. It's variable, but there's no charge to switch and it beats the 14 cents we were paying.

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S.M.

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Your rate is on the high side of average - BUT, $350 a month seems a bit high for an electric bill.

(We live in Garland, so we have Garland Power & Light - we cannot choose another carrier as the city of Garland opted out of deregulation -- but we have a very good rate)

I second the poster who said to check your kilowatt hours -- if your home is about 1200 - 1500 sq ft , then you should use *about* 1600 (or less) kilowatt hours a month. If your home is larger, then a little more, or smaller then a little less.

There's only 3 of you in the house now, so I said the above is a fair estimate.

For example -- there are 6 of us in my house. I do laundry twice a week - approximately 4 loads each time -- so 8 loads a week, plus twice a month I was sheets, so add about 9 more loads (if I was comforters once a month) - so that's 41 loads of laundry a month (about).

Plus that means there are 6 people in my house showering, 4 bedrooms w/ electronics and lights. My dishwasher runs everyday, I vaccum almost every day. I live in a home that was built in the 70's and we have draft leak issues all over the place!

January was pretty cold, several nights of freezing, so we used the heat a lot in January (and remember I have leaking from single paned windows, and poor insulation in the attic). So in January our kwh used were 2047 - and our bill was $225 -- and that was a HIGH month for us!

You may need to reevaluate how much energy you're using. Small changes here and there can make a big difference!

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G.M.

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We use Stream energy my son and daughter in law are representitives for the company. BUt, I noticed your down syndrome son comment. I too have a son with downs, however he's grown he's 23. He has been and still is the love of our lives. We had 2 more after he was born that were "normal". I was only 19 yrs old when he was born, but a real gift from God! If you have any questions I could help with feel free to ask.

G. M.

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J.S.

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We are actually paying about 13 cents/KWh, so I'd say you're pretty average. The one thing you might want to check out is how many KWh/month you are using. That will tell you if you need to look at replacing things like weatherstripping or older appliances/doors/windows that might not be as energy efficient as they could be.

One thing we are definitely looking at when we purchase a house is a "tankless" water heater system. I beleive the benefits far outweigh the initial cost, and they will pay for themselves very quickly!

Congratulations on the new baby!

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A.P.

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I just switched to relient for .11

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J.W.

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I have been using Direct Energy and I really like them. I pay about 11.5 i think but i hear that Stream energey is better. streamenergy.net is the website. They are also owned by ignite.

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C.W.

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my rate is 11 1/2 cents per KWH with Stream Energy go to www.kcwilkins.igniteinc.biz and look at the rates. if you have any questions you can email me at [email protected]____.com sure how to get a response through the mamasource system.

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E.

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We have CoServ and I just looked at last months bill and calculated 11.88 cents per kWH.

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