How Can I Lower My Electric Bills

As we all know, electricity bills can get quite high here in Texas, especially in the summer months. The winter months can also be painful for those that do not have natural gas heating.  There are quite a few ways to reduce your electric bill, including shopping electricity providers for lower electric rates or purchasing energy efficient appliances. With very little effort, you can lower your electric bill by over 30%.  Higher rates of savings can be achieved by taking added steps, but there is an upfront cost associated with those strategies.

Let’s start with the easiest, quickest and most efficient way to lower your electric bill.  First of all, you need to look at a recent electric bill to find your current electric rate.  Most electric companies start their subscribers off at a high base rate which can sometimes be substantially above rates of other providers. Call your current provider to see if they have a lower rate that you can switch to.  If so, write that rate…

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