Quickstart Guide – How to Get Cheaper Electric Bills in Gainesville, TX

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Navigating the Deregulated Electricity Market in Texas

At Honest Gorilla, our goal is to help you save money by finding the best electricity plan in Gainesville, TX. This guide provides essential tips find a better electric company and make switching providers—or signing up for the first time—simple and straightforward.

Welcome to the first guide in our energy switching series. This article offers an overview of the electricity plan comparison and switching process, along with links to more detailed information. You’ll also find a list of resources to help you secure lower electricity costs so you can signup and save on electricity in Texas.  After all, customer loyalty isn’t what it used to be. You don’t get kudos or perks by staying with the same electric company. So why spend more on electricity than necessary?

Step 1 – Compare Electricity Prices

To start comparing, you’ll need to:

  • Have a current electric bill ready
  • Enter your ZIP Code in Gainesville, TX to access our electricity comparison page (Gainesville, 76240, 76241)

Once you’re on the comparison page, you can begin your journey to find another electric company and lower your electricity costs. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Determine Your Monthly Average Usage

Choose your average usage based on the size of your home: 500, 1000, or 2000 kWh. If you know your usage history for the past 12 months, enter the monthly values by selecting “Enter Usage History.” The system will calculate your average monthly usage based on this data.

  1. Select the Plan Type

Decide whether you want your new electric company to provide you with renewable energy, prepaid, variable-rate, or fixed-rate electricity. Choose ‘Show All’ to allow Honest Gorilla to compare all available plans, or select terms ranging from one to three years.

  1. Analyze Costs

Honest Gorilla will update the results based on your selections. If using a mobile device, remember to select “Save Changes” after making any filter adjustments. Review the discounts available based on your input and find potential savings. Prices are displayed from low to high. Honest Gorilla will compute and graph the results, giving you an estimated monthly cost for energy expenses (excluding taxes and fees). Honest Gorilla is unique in offering this feature. For a detailed comparison process, check out our in-depth guide on comparing power prices.

Step 2 – Make the Switch and Sign Up

Once you’ve selected the best offer, you can enroll in a new electricity plan. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Provide Current Billing and Service Addresses

Enter the service address in Gainesville, Texas, where you need electricity. You will receive your ESIID once your address is verified as serviceable. Indicate whether your service address and billing address are the same or different.

  1. Choose the Type of Service Connection

Specify with your new electric company whether you need new service or wish to switch providers. Of course, this all depends on whether you are a new resident or an existing one. You can also choose the date you want your service to be switched on or turned on.

  1. Provide Your Current Information

Enter your name, contact details, identity information, and any other required details. All applicants will undergo a mild credit check, and if qualified, you may need to submit an interest-bearing security deposit.

  1. Confirm and Submit

Place your order, answer any final questions, and accept the terms and conditions of the selected electricity provider and plan. For assistance, our step-by-step guide on switching power providers in Texas is available.

Step 3 – Cancellation If You Change Your Mind

If you decide to change your mind within three days of submitting your enrollment, you can cancel without any fees. However, be aware that if you switch providers while under contract or cancel after this period, you may incur an early termination fee.

This cancellation fee can range from $200–$400, or it might be a fixed monthly charge of $15–$20. For more information, read our detailed article on cancellation costs for electricity. Here you have the power to choose. 

In addition to guides on comparing electricity prices and switching providers, we offer several other useful tips on reducing your electricity costs:

Visit our blog page to access our complete library of energy-related topics.

By following this guide, residents of Gainesville, TX (ZIP Codes 76240, 76241), 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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