I was buying a new car this week and the sales guy had the great idea of talking about how much money I spend a month just to see what I could afford to buy. When I told him I spent about $75 a month on electricity he looked at me like I was crazy.
I asked him what he was paying for electricity a month and it was $200 and something. I told him that sounded really high and asked who he was with. TXU Energy is what he told me.
I told him I was an energy broker and that he should shop and compare rates from other providers. I explained he did not need to stay with his default provider.
Thinking there must be a reason he was paying more than twice as much as I he asked me how many bedrooms my house has. To his surprised we both have three bedrooms.
Since he was selling me a car, I don’t know if he ever shopped and compared electric companies or not. Hopeful his next bill is not $200 and something.
I can’t tell you how many stories I have of people just not knowing they can compare and shop for an electric company. One of the reasons why they don’t know is they just moved into a deregulated area.
Here is an easy way you can see if you are in a deregulated area, just type your zip code into the compare box at the top right. If you see rates then you live in a deregulated area.
One of the coolest things that I’m proud of is you don’t have to visit a ton of websites to get the rates you are looking for. Right here on Electricrates.com you can find rates from several providers without having to leave this page.
Before I make this a complete sales pitch I should tell you that commercial customers can shop right here too. If you need to speak with an energy consultant just call 1-903-245-4989.
I think I have made my point and you will shop and compare electricity rates.
Donny has been writing about the deregulated energy markets since early 2007. His knowledge has helped consumers lower their electricity cost.
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