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

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Navigating the Texas Deregulated Electricity Market in Richardson, TX

Honest Gorilla helps you find the cheapest electricity deal and save money throughout the great State of Texas. We’ve made a series of helpful guides to help you switch providers or sign up for the first time.

Welcome to our first guide about switching energy. This guide explains how to compare and switch electricity plans and providers, and includes links to more detailed guides that can help you.

At the end of this article, you can find a list of other guides on how to pay less for electricity. Who wants to spend more on electricity than they need to!

Step 1: Compare Electricity Prices

To begin comparing, you need to do two things.

  • Have a recent bill for electricity on hand.
  • Enter your ZIP Code in Richardson, TX to get started on the plan comparison page. (75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085)

Once you arrive at the comparison screen, you can begin your search for cheaper electricity bills. You can expect the following:

Find Out Your Average Monthly Usage

  • Choose if you use an average of 500, 1000, or 2000 kWh depending on how big your house is; the default will be set to 1000 kWh (or an average sized home in Texas)
  • If you know how much energy you used last year, you can enter the amount each month by clicking on “Enter Usage History”. The system will calculate your average monthly use based on your actual data.

Choose which plan you want

Price Compare

  • As you choose, Honest Gorilla will change what it shows you. If you’re on a mobile device, make sure to click “Save Changes” each time you change a filter.
  • Look at the list of deals available based on the information you gave us and see if you can save.
  • The results are shown in order of price, from low to high.
  • When you choose a plan, Honest Gorilla will calculate and show the results on a chart. This helps you figure out how much you’ll have to pay for energy each month, including taxes and fees. This feature is unique to Honest Gorilla.

Check out our guide on how to compare electricity prices to learn more about how to do it.

Step 2: Make the switch and sign up

After you’ve chosen a deal, you can sign up for your new electricity plan. To do it, you need to:

Give the service address and billing address

  • Enter your address where you are requesting electricity services.
  • If your address can be serviced, you will get an ESIID.
  • Be sure to specify if your billing address is the same as your service address or provide a different one.

Find out what type of service connection you have

  • If you are an existing resident or new to your home in Richardson, TX, you will want to specify if you would like to ask to switch providers or get a new service.
  • If you want your service to start or stop on a certain day, you can choose that day.

Enter your information

  • Enter your name, address, and other important information.
  • All applicants will be checked for their credit and may have to pay a security deposit that pays interest.

Check and submit

Step 3: If you change your mind

If you change your mind within three days, don’t worry. You can cancel for free during the cooling-off period.

If you decide to cancel after this timeframe or switch to another provider, you may be charged an early termination fee. This can cost you $15-$20 each month left on your contract or $200-$400, just depending on your contract type.

Read our article about electricity cancellation fees.

Other Electricity Shopping Guides in Our Series

We also have a range of other helpful guides on how to get cheaper electricity bills.

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

Find answers to your queries about switching energy suppliers on our page.

If you’re considering switching power companies in Texas, it’s important to understand some essential electricity terms. Follow our blog to discover these key terms.

Explore the pros and cons of prepay electricity in our latest blog! 

By following this guide, residents of Richardson, TX (ZIP Codes 75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085), can navigate the Texas deregulated electricity market with confidence, ensuring they find the best deals and save money on their electricity bills.

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