Quickstart Guide – How to Get Cheaper Electricity Bills in Irving, TX

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Navigating the Texas Deregulated Electricity Market

At Honest Gorilla, we aim to help residents of Irving, TX, find the cheapest electricity deals and save money. To assist you in navigating the switching process, we’ve crafted a series of guides designed to simplify the process of switching providers or help you sign up for electricity for the first time.

Welcome to the first guide in our series on the energy switching process specifically tailored for Irving residents. This guide will provide an overview of the comparison and switching process, with links to more in-depth guides to assist you along the way.

At the end of this article, you’ll find a list of other guides on how to get cheaper electricity bills. After all, why spend more on electricity than necessary?

Step 1 – Compare Electricity Prices To start your comparison, follow these steps:

  1. Have a recent electricity bill on hand.
  2. Head to our electricity comparison page and enter your ZIP Code in Irving: 75014, 75015, 75016, 75017, 75038, 75039, 75060, 75061, 75062, 75063, or 75368.

Once on the comparison page, here’s what to expect:

  1. Determine Your Average Monthly Usage:
    • Select whether you use an average of 500, 1000, or 2000 kWh based on your home size.
    • If you have your past 12 months’ usage history, you can enter each month’s value by selecting ‘Enter Usage History’ in the far left menu on the screen. The system will automatically calculate your average monthly usage based on your actual data.
  2. Choose the Type of Plan:
    • Select whether you’re looking for fixed-rate, variable-rate, prepaid, or renewable energy.
    • Choose between 1 and 36-month terms, or select ‘Show All’ for a comprehensive comparison.
  3. Compare Prices:
    • As you change each filter selection, Honest Gorilla will revise the results shown to you. If you’re browsing on a mobile device, be sure to click ‘Save Changes’ each time you change any of the filters.
    • Review the list of available deals based on the information you provided and discover potential savings.
    • All results are presented in order of price, from low to high.

When you select a plan, Honest Gorilla will calculate and graph the results, allowing you to see an estimate of how much you can expect to pay each month for energy charges (not including taxes and fees).

Check out our detailed guide on how to compare electricity prices for a thorough outline of the comparison process.

Step 2 – Make the Switch and Sign Up 

Once you’ve chosen the right deal, follow these steps to sign up for your new electricity plan:

  1. Provide service address and billing address:
    • Enter your service address where you will need electricity.
    • Once it is determined that your address is serviceable, you will receive your ESIID.
    • Specify whether your billing address is the same as your service address or different.
  2. Determine your service connection type:
    • Depending on whether you are an existing resident or moving to a new home in Irving, specify if you would like to request switching providers or new services.
    • If you have a specific date you’d like to have your service turned on or switched, you can choose the day.
  3. Enter Personal Information:
    • Fill in your name, contact information, personal identification information, and other necessary details.
    • A soft credit check will be run on all applicants, and you may be required to pay an interest-bearing security deposit if eligible.
  4. Confirm and submit:
    • Answer any final questions, agree to the terms and conditions of the electricity provider and plan you have chosen, and place your order.

Our step-by-step guide on how to switch electricity providers in Texas will provide further information if you need assistance at any point.

Step 3 – If You Change Your Mind 

If you change your mind within three (3) days of submitting your enrollment, don’t worry. You can cancel free of charge during this cooling-off period.

Keep in mind that if you decide to cancel after this timeframe or switch while still in contract with your existing provider, you may be subject to an early termination fee. This can be a flat monthly fee (around $15 – $20) per month remaining on your contract or $200 – $400 based on your contract type.

Learn more about electricity cancellation fees in our detailed guide on this topic.

In addition to our guides on how to compare electricity prices and how to switch electric providers, we offer a range of other helpful guides on how to get cheaper electricity bills.

Prepaid or No Deposit Electricity: Learn how you can avoid paying a hefty security deposit and still get power turned on within the hour.

Federal Tax Credits: See how you can be incentivized to go green and save green.

Considerations for Switching: Aside from price alone, there are other factors to consider. Here are 7 things to think about when switching electric providers.

Frequently Asked Questions: Review our list of commonly asked questions.

You can view our full range of energy articles on our blog page.

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