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Light Companies in Houston

Finding the right light company in Houston can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are over 100 light companies in Texas, many of them are available in Houston. Many of those companies offer at least a dozen different plans to choose from. That’s thousands of possible energy plans from dozens of different light companies. Don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed because Energenie is here to help. This article will help you find the perfect light company in Houston.

Can I Choose Any Light Company in Houston?

Like I said before, there are hundreds of light companies, but not all of them serve the Houston area. However, out of the ones that do serve Houston, you can choose whichever one you like. You can also choose any plan from any of the light companies in the area. Your ability to choose your own light company is thanks to deregulation. Contact Us to find out if you have deregulation in your area.

What is Deregulation?

Deregulation means that the electrical grid in Texas is controlled by individual companies rather than the government. Because of that, you have the opportunity to choose which light company you want to purchase your electricity from. Other states and even parts of Texas aren’t fortunate enough to have deregulated energy. They’re stuck with whatever company is serving their area and are forced to live with whatever electric rates the company deems appropriate.

Deregulation in Houston means that you have to power to choose your light company. It also means that if you aren’t satisfied with them, you can switch plans or providers altogether. Light companies in Texas work the same way that Internet and TV providers do. They’re all selling the same service but are trying to offer you the best rates and deals on the market.

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How to Choose the Best Light Company in Houston?

While deregulation gives you the freedom to choose your light company, it can be overwhelming for many. The idea of researching hundreds of companies that offer dozens of deals is extremely difficult. Here are a few qualities to look for in a light company, all of which Energenie considers when we make our recommendations.

Good Reviews

The first thing you should check in a light company is what the rest of the world is saying about them. If there are many customer reviews complaining about their rates, customer service, and overall ineptness, it’s probably a company you want to steer clear of. Energenie will only recommend companies with good reviews and great rates.

Good Communication

When it comes to light companies, communication is crucial, especially when there are power outages. You want to go into business with a light company that offers text notifications, email notifications, and instant updates when there are issues with your electricity. It’s never fun to be left in the dark, literally and figuratively.

Rapid Response

In the same vein with good communication, you want a light company that’s quick to respond. If you have questions about your bill or your rates, quick response is appreciated. You also want to be notified in advance if there’s going to be a regularly scheduled blackout that affects your home.

What is the Cheapest Light Company in Houston?

Electricity rates are ever changing in Houston. Company A might offer the best rates today, but Company B will have cheaper prices tomorrow. In the long run, you should look at more than just the upfront price with electricity. Many companies also sneak hidden fees into their contracts that you won’t know about until your bill shows up.

Contact us at Energenie to find the best rates, not only right now, but down the road as well. We’ll get you set up with a plan that fits your home and your budget.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the price you see listed on the plan isn’t always what you’ll pay. For example, some companies boast electricity rates of 10 cents/kWh. What you don’t always see in the fine print is that these rates are based on 1,000 kilowatt hours. If you go over 1,000 hours, your rates will skyrocket to whatever amount your light company deems appropriate.

It will vary from company to company, but it’s often in the vicinity of double the listed price. These are all things that are tough to catch when you’re looking at dozens or hundreds of different plans.

What Types of Electricity Plans are There in Houston?

Houston is a big city with many different light companies and plans to choose from. Here are some of the most common types of electricity plans.

  • Prepaid Plans

A prepaid plan is when you decide how much electricity you plan to use per month and pay up front for that amount. Prepaid plans are great for people on a tight budget who don’t want to overspend on their electricity.

  • Fixed-Rate Plans

A fixed-rate plan is one where the cents/kWh you pay for your electricity doesn’t change. This is good when prices are low, but can be costly if you sign up when prices are high.

  • Variable-Rate Plans

Just as with a mortgage on your home, variable-rate plans have fluctuating electricity prices.

  • Solar Plans

Solar or green energy plans usually consist of electricity provided to you via solar, wind, water, or another type of renewable energy source.

Energenie will help you find the type of plan at the price that you want. Contact us to find out more!

Use Energenie to Save Time and Your Sanity

Is your brain exploding yet at the idea of choosing your own light company? Don’t worry, because Energenie is here to help. All you have to do is enter your zip code and we take care of the rest. We go through every light company that services your area and every plan that those companies are offering. Whether you’re signing up for electricity for the first time or want to switch your light company, Energenie will make the process as smooth a s possible.

EnerGenie is your personal electricity shopping assistant. By signing up with EnerGenie, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a cheap electricity rate locked in to avoid rate hikes. You’ll also never have to worry about falling onto a high variable electricity rate because we continuously monitor your account and the market to sign you up for another great rate when your contract is coming up for renewal.

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