When I got my last energy bill, I was surprised to see that the rates had jumped so high. I was shocked for a couple of reasons. The first is because I had been paying roughly the same amount for over a year, so I just wasn’t expecting such a hike in prices. The second is because all I had to do was a quick search for Texas energy rates to see what other companies are offering as far as rates go. Since there is no regulation for energy companies here in Texas, we consumers actually get a voice in the matter.
That is why I was surprised that the company I was with would raise their prices so much, since it was pretty easy for me to compare their competition’s prices to see if I could get a lower rate elsewhere. That is just what I did too. I was able to go to a website that had all of the companies that provide energy to my neighborhood, and I compared their prices as well as their different plans. I was even able to compare the different plans within the company I had been using, in case there was a cheaper alternative for me.
There wasn’t with that particular energy company, but I was able to switch to another company that offered much lower prices. The best part is that I was able to get on a fixed plan too rather than the variable that I had been on up until that point. I like knowing that I am going to pay one price all year long, rather than run the risk of my prices going up should there be some sort of energy crisis. When I found out I was going to pay more on that bill, I was upset, but it actually turned out pretty good for me!