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Old 10-13-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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AFAIK, the energy marketers are now required to contact you, or at least note on your bill, when your contract is expiring.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Dallas rates are generally 10% cheaper than Houston's. So you can't really look at that bill above and think you will get a comparable rate in the Houston area. Thanks for publicizing your address though.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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I have Startex 10.1 cents kw , I have a 950sf apartment winter bill is usually $80 and summer is about $170. I keep my apartment on the cooler side.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Katy
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I have Startex as well (10.8 cents) and our last bill for our new 2500sf home was $125.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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StarTex - was 13.5 just renewed for a year at 11.5 - they did put a note in red on the bottom of the bill that my contract was due to expire and that I could renew anywhere between 45 and 5 days before expiration.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Center Twp, PA
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We have been with Gexa for years, we started with them to get the airlines miles.
We had a great rate, then our contract expired. They jacked up the price to .18 kWh. My husband called and complained, they changed us to 9.7 kWh, with a 2 year contract. We feel like that is a pretty fair price.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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We have been with Gexa for years, we started with them to get the airlines miles.
We had a great rate, then our contract expired. They jacked up the price to .18 kWh. My husband called and complained, they changed us to 9.7 kWh, with a 2 year contract. We feel like that is a pretty fair price.
That's a very nice rate, especially for two years.

I switched to Champions earlier this year and got 9.5kWh for 1 year and have been wondering what will happen when the contract expires. Looked at current rates yesterday and 2 year plans are in the 12 -13 cent range.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I have Gexa as well and just looked at my bill last night with these "variable rates". An oversight on my part because I did not look at my bill sooner but these charges tacked on another $40-$60 on my bill. I have to look into what that is because I'm not sure.

I will be moving soon and everyone should check out www.powertochoose.org this is a great site to check out rates for electricity. I looked last year and Gexa was averaging of what every other provider's rate was.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Thanks for all the answers! Actually, I lowered my bill by $150-$200 by using Ceiling fans effectively. I read it on FrugalMonkeys Ooooo Aaaaa Save Money!! and applied it and it really worked. Give it a spin (hehe a spin!)
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