A Chariot Energy Guide on What to Expect this Summer in Texas

Summer is here, and with it comes the challenge of keeping your home cool without breaking the bank. At Chariot Energy, we understand the struggle of high electricity bills during the hot months. That’s why we’ve compiled these tips to help you lower your electric bill this summer while keeping your home comfortable.

1. Understand Summer Electricity Usage

Electric bills often rise in the summer due to increased use of air conditioning and other cooling appliances. Understanding why bills are higher can help you take proactive steps to manage your energy consumption effectively.

2. Average Summer Electricity Costs

The average cost of an electric bill in the summer can vary widely, but many households see a significant spike. In Texas, the average electric bill can be particularly high due to the intense heat. Knowing the typical costs can help you set realistic savings goals.

3. Practical Summer Electricity Tips

Here are some actionable tips to help you save on your electricity bill during the summer:

  • Use Fans Wisely: Ceiling fans can help circulate cool air, reducing the need for air conditioning.
  • Set Thermostat Smartly: Program your thermostat to higher temperatures when you’re not home.
  • Seal Leaks: Ensure windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping.
  • Maintain Your AC: Regular maintenance of your air conditioning unit can improve its efficiency.
  • Use Energy-Efficient Appliances: Opt for appliances with a high energy efficiency rating.

4. Switching to a Renewable Energy Plan

Consider switching to a renewable energy plan with Chariot Energy. Renewable plans not only help the environment but can also offer cost savings. Our renewable energy plans are designed to provide stable rates, reducing the impact of summer’s high electricity usage.

5. Changing Your Electricity Provider

If your current provider’s rates are too high, it might be time to switch. Chariot Energy offers competitive rates and no deposit options for new customers. Switching is easier than you think, and our team is here to assist you every step of the way.

6. Renewing Your Electricity Contract

Summer is a great time to renew your electricity contract. By renewing with Chariot Energy, you can lock in favorable rates before the peak of summer heat hits, ensuring you stay cool without overspending.

7. Average Electric Bill in Texas Summer

For Texans, the summer heat can lead to higher-than-average electricity bills. It’s important to monitor your usage and explore ways to reduce consumption. Chariot Energy offers tools and resources to help you track and manage your energy use effectively.

8. Making the Switch

Thinking about switching electric companies? Here are some key points to consider:

  • No Deposit Plans: We offer plans with no deposit required, making it easier to switch.
  • Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team is ready to help you through the transition.
  • Flexible Plans: Choose from a variety of plans tailored to meet your needs.

By following these tips and considering a switch to Chariot Energy, you can enjoy a more comfortable summer without the burden of high electricity bills.

Is There Anything Else I Can Do to Prepare for the Summer?

In addition to the energy conservation tips mentioned here, please check out these Fixed Rate Energy Plans.

What if I Lose Power?

Should demand exceed supply, chances are there will be some planned and unplanned power outages across ERCOT. It’s important to stay calm and expect longer-than-normal hold times when reaching out to your utility for updates. For information on how to reach your utility, or if you’re unsure which utility is yours, please visit this page.

What if I do Nothing?

Customers on variable rate plans will probably see higher bills this summer, compared to last. Additionally, if enough energy consumers do nothing, the Texas grid will experience widespread outages as the demand will exceed the supply. We strongly encourage everyone in Texas do do their part, not only to help themselves, but also to help their neighbors.