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Old 09-02-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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I'm getting skeptic of switching my power providers every 3-6 months for few cents and giving out my personal and credit info to them. At the moment TXU 12 month @ 7.9 cents or 24 months @13.9 cents/$500 sign up bonus with 3% cash back, fact sheet details are pretty much similar for both plans. Wich plan sounds better for a high volume user?
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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Just go to powertochoose website and see which is cheaper.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: mckinney
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I saw a news segment last night on Fox4.
There is a company called energyogre.com
I think you pay them $10/month and they will do ALL of the shopping for you. It is supposed to save you tons of money.
I have not researched it yet.

Good luck!
J
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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Thank you. Better deals aren't hard to find but they are usually short term and you have to be a new or promiscuous customer. Loyalty doesn't help with power providers.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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Just go to powertochoose website and see which is cheaper.
This! Usually the companies will do a soft pull on your credit or give you the option to just provide DL# instead of SS#.

I just signed up for a 12 months plan @ 3.9 cents/ Kw.... that should cover me until next fall. You have to be smart with the sign-up durations, as it may end at a time of the year, when rates are pretty high. I plan on switching again in September of 2016.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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I wish I had 3.9 option. These are two sample options for a >2000 kw user.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:54 PM
 
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Here is another one.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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I am very glad I found this thread. Related question. We live in Oklahoma, and are relocating to Dallas area in June 2016. I looked online at the TXU prices - we pay, max, four cents per kwh. I saw twelve - TWELVE - cents per kwh on the price sheet. That would take our electric bill from $220 (summer months) to over $600? Am I looking at this correctly? I am afraid the answer is yes.

From what I see on here, the electric companies compete by offering a contract with much lower pricing - reminding me of satellite TV companies who have a great price for new customers, then raise the price at the end of the contract.

So it looks like (on the plus side?) with some research, if you're willing to change electric companies every year or so - you can avoid the 12 cents per kwh price?

Does anyone have an 1800 square foot home with good insulation which they keep at 72 degrees year round? If so, what are your electric bills actually like?

Thank you for any information and feedback!
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:29 AM
 
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Use powertochoose.org site. You get prices around 3.5c per kWh between 1000-2000 unit consumption.key is to switch every 6 months. Only new customers get good rates and they don't care once you sign up and your time is up for renewal.i just switched from Gexa to pennywise as Gexa was giving me crap and charge me 12c on renewal as I am existing customer. I told them no thanks and got New rate under 4 through pennywise. I will keep looking every 6 months than bending over for these business BS. They will talk you into your credit rating going down with frequent switching etc. I rather have 10-15 points down than pay $600-$800 more every 6 months. I have ex. Credit, so I don't care.


Also it's the TDU that's crazy, the more you use the more they charge. For last few months, my bill was between $250-$350, with TDU costs around 50% of total bill which is BS. I switched providers 2 weeks ago and my new bill was around $55 with TDU cost around $30.
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