Quickstart Guide – How to Get Cheaper Electric Bills

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Navigating the Texas Deregulated Electricity Market

At Honest Gorilla, our mission is to help you find the most cost-effective electricity deals, saving you money in the process and getting you cheaper electric bills. To simplify the switching process, we’ve curated a series of informative guides aimed at making provider transitions or initial sign-ups seamless.

Welcome to the inaugural guide of our series on energy savings. This guide offers an overview of the comparison and switching process, with links to detailed resources to assist you every step of the way.

Towards the end of this article, you’ll discover a list of other guides designed to help you minimize your electricity expenses. Because who wants to overpay for electricity, right?

Step 1 – Compare Electricity Prices

To kick off your comparison journey, ensure you have:

  1. A recent electricity bill on hand.
  2. Head to our electricity comparison page by entering your ZIP Code.

Once on the comparison page, here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Determine Your Average Monthly Usage:
    • Choose between average usage levels based on your home size.
    • If you have your past 12 months’ usage history, input each month’s value for precise calculations.
  2. Choose the Type of Plan:
  3. Compare Prices:
    • As you make selections, Honest Gorilla will refine the results displayed.
    • Be sure to save changes if browsing on a mobile device.
    • Review available deals ordered by price, from low to high.
    • Upon selecting a plan, Honest Gorilla will provide an estimated monthly energy charge graph, excluding taxes and fees.

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

Step 2 – Make the Switch and Sign up

Once you’ve found the ideal deal, the one you feel will give you cheaper electric bills, follow these steps to sign up for your new plan:

  1. Provide Service and Billing Information:
    • Enter your service address and determine if the billing address is the same.
  2. Determine Your Service Connection Type:
    • Specify if you’re switching providers or requesting new service.
    • Choose your preferred service activation date.
  3. Enter Personal Information:
    • Fill in necessary personal details, including contact and identification information.
    • A soft credit check may be conducted, and a security deposit might be required.
  4. Confirm and Submit:
    • Answer final questions, agree to terms and conditions, and submit your order.

Refer to our step-by-step guide on how to switch electricity providers in Texas for further assistance.

Step 3 – If You Change Your Mind

Should you reconsider within three (3) days of enrollment submission, don’t fret. You can cancel free of charge during this cooling-off period.

However, keep in mind that cancellation after this timeframe or while still under contract with your current provider may incur an early termination fee, ranging from a flat monthly fee to a specified amount based on contract type.

Learn more about electricity cancellation fees in our detailed article.

In addition to our guides on comparing electricity prices and switching providers, we offer various other helpful resources for minimizing electricity expenses:

For more energy-related articles, visit our blog.

Find answers to your questions 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!

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