It Pays to Compare Houston Electric Rates

If you live in Houston, it pays to shop around for a retail electricity provider. Depending on the plan you select, you could be paying as little as 7-1/2 cents per kilowatt hour for your electricity. Houston residents, who don't take the time to shop around, however, could be paying double that.

Shop Texas Electricity makes it easy to compare Houston electric rates all in one place on our web site,, where you can either enter in you Zip code or select the utility that is responsible for the transmission lines in your area, generally CenterPoint for the Houston area.

You can also see various details of the plans, such as length of contract, whether there are any special promotions, and how much you will save annually over the current rate that you are paying, once you select your current rate in the box at the top right of the table.

When you select Order Now, you are not actually committing to order that plan. You will simply be taken to that company's website so that you can further investigate the plan to determine whether it is the right one for you. Should you decide to sign up, it's as simple as filling in some information at that company's site, and they will take care of switching your plan and notifying your current provider.

Different Process for Business Electricity

For business electricity it's only slightly more complicated. While electric providers are required to publish their rates per kilowatt hour for residential electricity, the same is not true for business electricity. You will notice that when you enter your zip code and select business instead of home on the starter page of Shop Texas Electricity, instead of getting a listing of providers and offers you will be presented with a short form to fill out.

By filling out the form and submitting it to Shop Texas Electricity, you will be presented with a number of offers from the various providers based on your particular business needs. It takes slightly more time, but the process is similar.

Electric rates for Houston are currently some of the lowest in the country. If you're not getting a competitive rate for electricity in Houston, you might as well be heating your home by burning cash. If you haven't checked your electric bill lately, you should. It's your money, after all.

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